Red Sox errors allow Cardinals to tie World Series

Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) celebrates his sacrifice fly with shortstop Pete Kozma...

Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter (13) celebrates his sacrifice fly with shortstop Pete Kozma (38) who scored on the play and right fielder Carlos Beltran (3) during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:58 PM ET

BOSTON - This much-anticipated World Series between two of baseball's iconic franchises is turning into something akin to the shirts against the skins at the company picnic.

A day after the St. Louis Cardinals kicked the ball around like a collection of bush-leaguers, the Boston Red Sox returned the favour in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night.

The Sox, leading 2-1, put on a Keystone Kops routine in the top of the seventh that cost them two runs, the lead and, ultimately, the game as St. Louis tied the Series at one win apiece with a 4-2 victory.

The teams now move on to St. Louis for Games 3, 4 and 5 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with all of North America asking the ages-old question made famous by Casey Stengel: "Can't anybody here play this game?"

After the Cardinals made four errors and allowed three unearned runs in Game 1, the BoSox embarrassed themselves every bit as much during a St. Louis rally largely engineered by Boston's imprecision afield.


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