Oct 24, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Trevor Rosenthal (26) shakes hands with catcher Yadier Molina (4) after defeating the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning of game two of the MLB baseball World Series at Fenway Park. Cardinals won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2 Changed the World Series for St. Louis Cardinals

What an incredible night for the St. Louis Cardinals! After getting completely dominated on Wednesday night, Mike Matheny‘s ball-club turned a page and quieted the Boston Red Sox fans at Fenway Park. There were some that thought Boston had this series wrapped up, but Michael Wacha and Co. said “Not so fast!” We all saw the mistakes that were made in Game One by the Cardinals, so Boston had to counter with a few of their own, right? After St. Louis tied the game on a sacrifice fly, Boston reliever Craig Breslow threw over third base into the seats to give the Cardinals a 3-2 lead. Carlos Beltran followed up with an opposite-field single to provide another insurance run. There’s no doubt that Beltran made a difference in this game. It only seemed right that the tough right fielder played through and was in the starting lineup. It was truly a sediment to what this team is–talented, tough, and resilient. Here’s what Beltran said on FOX’s broadcast of the game after reporter Erin Andrews asked him what it would have taken to keep him out of the lineup in his first Fall Classic:

They would have had to kill me. (Laughter)… Yesterday was a very scary moment for me. I thought for a second that I hurt something major in my ribs…

You could see Beltran’s excitement after the game, something that is surely resounding throughout the entire clubhouse as the team travels back home to play in front of their fans. Momentum has shifted. St. Louis currently holds it, and heading back home, the team has the chance to break this series wide open. Will the National League winner be able to take home the title and bring a World Championship to St. Louis? Let us know what you think in the “comments” section below!

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