Another day, another former Red Sox comes back to bite his former team.
Things were quiet early until Matt Adams got the scoring started in the fourth, driving in Matt Holliday with a single to center. It would be the only run off Sox’ starter Rubby De La Rosa, who went 6.0 strong innings allowing six hits while striking out three and walking three.
The Sox answered in the fifth with a Christian Vazquez sacrifice fly and went ahead 2-1 in the seventh after Cardinals’ starter Lance Lynn misplayed a grounder hit back at him off the bat of Will Middlebrooks.
With Junichi Tazawa on to pitch in the eighth, Pierzynski slapped a two-out base hit to left and came around to score two batters later on a Jon Jay single. Trevor Rosenthal shut the door in the ninth for his 35th save.
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