Cardinals see fortunes reversed after leaving Boston tied in Wor -

Cardinals see fortunes reversed after leaving Boston tied in World Series

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By John Bailey By John Bailey

(BaseballStL) -- It's pretty crazy what can happen in 24 hours, isn't it?  Just a day ago the Cardinals were putting the finishing touches on a horrendous Game 1 and weren't even sure if they'd have their best hitter (Carlos Beltran) healthy for the remainder of the World Series.

Fast forward a day and not only is Beltran back, he finished the game without getting taken out, but they beat the Red Sox in Game 2 at Fenway Park and take control of home field advantage.

"That's just how this all works," David Freese said. "No matter if you win or lose you turn the page.  You come back the next day and you fight, you try your best, and you go out there and you expect to win."

"We just reflected and realized that's not the type of baseball we've been playing all year," Trevor Rosenthal said.  "We're not exactly sure what it was.  We knew we had to come back (in Game 2) and get a win."

"We came back (in Game 2) ready to go," Yadier Molina said. "(Game 1) was a weird game for us.  We showed that we're a good team."

The Cardinals are well aware this World Series is far from over.  Veteran righthander Jake Peavy is set to take the mound for the Red Sox on Saturday in Game 3 against Joe Kelly.  Peavy, however, did give up seven runs over just three innings in his only start of the ALCS against Detroit.


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