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Cardinals Face 2-0 Deficit in World Series


Boston, MA. – The Cardinals went down 2-0 in the best-of-seven World Series Sunday night, after losing 6-2 to the Red Sox 6-2 in Boston.

The series now heads to St. Louis. Game three will be at Busch Stadium Tuesday night. St. Louis is 6-0 at home in the post-season.

Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds were hitless in six at-bats with runners in scoring position, and the Cards failed to capitalize on the second straight four-error game by the Boston Red Sox defense.

Power Hitters

Larry Walker was 4-5 in game one on Saturday night. Albert Pujols was 3-4 with two doubles and scored a run in Game Two.

But Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds were 0-7 on Sunday, and the top six St. Louis hitters were a combined 3-21. In two games, Pujols, Rolen and Edmonds were a combined 4-23.

Schilling Outing

Meanwhile, the story for the Red Sox was the pitching of Curt Schilling.

Schilling's damaged ankle tendon was once again stitched down by team doctors, and blood could be seen seeping through his sock.

But the pitcher gave up just four hits and an unearned run in six innings.

Schilling has a torn tendon sheath in his ankle, and the suture was put in for the second time Saturday. He's been given painkillers and antibiotics to fight infection.

Before Tuesday's game, the Cardinals and Major League Baseball will hold a team pep rally Monday night at 5:00 on Washington Avenue at 12th Street.

To hear NPR's Tom Goldman's report on Game Two, as heard on Morning Edition, click here.


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