This page was last edited on 16 February 2023, at 01:10. The interleague series against Arizona saw the first start for newly acquired starting pitcher Jake Peavy, who tied the series with a strong performance after the D-Backs took game one, with the winning run driven in by former Red Sox player Cody Ross. The 2013 Boston Red Sox played 162 games during the regular season, won 97 games, lost 65 games, and finished in first position. Lackey got two quick outs in the top of the seventh, before Daniel Descalso hit a long single into right field and Carpenter followed him with a double to left field, advancing the runner to third. Jun 22, BOS (45-32) lost to DET, 3-10, 101. With 1.5 games behind Boston, Tampa Bay visited the Fens for their third and final time. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. Sep 12, BOS (89-59) lost to TBR, 3-4, 152. Lester allowed only one run on three hits, while Buchholz allowed only one unearned run on two hits. Free shipping for many products! Lester was joined by Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and midseason acquisition Jake Peavy. However, the Red Sox' offense ignited in the bottom of the fourth inning, with several doubles combining with poor Tampa Bay fielding to stitch together a five-run frame. Team marketing started campaigns to take advantage of the beards' popularity. Mike Napoli secured the series win in the rubber match with a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th. The Red Sox came back again in the eighth after a leadoff single by Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino was hit by reliever Carlos Martnez. The Phillies are considered Boston's interleague "rival", playing the Red Sox every season. (5th of 15), Park Factors: They were joined by outfielders Carlos Beltrn and Matt Holliday, third baseman David Freese, and first baseman Matt Adams. Initially, the Cardinals had been awarded a force-out at second base, but after conferring, the umpires ruled that Kozma never had control of the ball, and Pedroia was reinstated at second base. 2013 World Series - Boston Red Sox over St. Louis Cardinals (4-2) | Baseball-Reference.com 2013 World Series Boston Red Sox over St. Louis Cardinals (4-2) 2012 WS 2014 WS Dates: October 23 - 30, 2013 WS MVP: David Ortiz NLCS MVP: Michael Wacha ALCS MVP: Koji Uehara Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. Many historical player head shots courtesy of David Davis. In game one in Los Angeles Boston could not score but were able to take game two and three, inflicting the Dodgers first series loss since June 16. Become a Stathead & surf this site ad-free. Get Complete coverage of the 2013 League Championship Series games between the Tigers and Red Sox on ESPN.com . The 2013 Red Sox season opened on April 1, with an afternoon road game against the New York Yankees. In his first two at bats on the day game, Jonny Gomes used a bat with the words "Boston Strong" on it as well as the names of the four people killed in the bombing and its aftermath. While Red Sox starter Jon Lester allowed only one run, he did give up nine hits and struck out six batters, whereas Detroit's Anbal Snchez struck out twelve. The only question is the order Cora deploys Eovaldi and Porcello for Games 3 and 4 in L.A. Logos were compiled by the amazing SportsLogos.net. Lester with the help of Workman shut-out the Giants in game one before the Red Sox dropped game two and giving the AL East lead to the Rays but earning the lead back holding San Francisco to a single run in game three. Boston threatened in the fifth after a leadoff hit by Xander Bogaerts and a one out single by David Ross but Wainwright struck out Lester and Ellsbury to strand both runners. , Despite losing first baseman Albert Pujols to the Angels and manager Tony La Russa to retirement after their 2011 World Series triumph, the Cardinals under new manager Mike Matheny still came within one game of a return trip to the World Series, but lost the final three games to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants in the 2012 National League Championship Series. Trevor Rosenthal came in to pitch, and the first batter he faced, Daniel Nava, grounded in to a fielder's choice, after a great diving stop by rookie second baseman Kolten Wong.  In a rematch of the staff who faced off in Game 1, Jon Lester again outdueled Adam Wainwright to give the Red Sox a 32 series lead. Workman had his first start only 4 days later against the Oakland Athletics, taking a no-hit bid to the 7th inning. RECOMMENDED Red Sox star pitcher suffers Spring. After losing 3 out of 4 in a tough series to the Detroit Tigers, the Red Sox would go to win 5 of their next 6 in June and extending that streak for 9 out of 10 into July, which included a walk-off home run against the San Diego Padres by Jonny Gomes. PITCHERS (11): Craig Breslow, Clay Buchholz, Ryan Dempster, Felix Doubront, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Franklin Morales, Jake Peavy, Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara, Brandon Workman. The Red Sox won their fourth straight against the Cleveland Indians on April 16. By Peter Abraham.  He gave up a one out single to Molina. The 4 game series in Seattle saw the first Major League win for pitcher Steven Wright and the first appearance of Brandon Workman in the big leagues. . On July 30, Boston acquired starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the White Sox in a three-way deal, sending infielder Jos Iglesias to the Tigers and Avisal Garca from Detroit to Chicago. Boston yielded 656 runs. Victorino just missed his second grand slam of this postseason but Wacha's streak ended, who to this point had not allowed a hit with runners in scoring position this October. Jon Lester led the team with 15 wins, and John Lackey recorded a 3.52 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers. However, Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz gave up home runs to Miguel Cabrera and Alex Avila in the top of the 6th, widening the Tigers' lead to five runs. Tampa Bay sent a postseason record nine pitchers to the mound in the course of the game, emptying their bullpen, and scheduled game five starter David Price was warming in the pen. With one out and the bases loaded (David Freese walked, Jon Jay singled and Daniel Descalso walked), Carpenter hit a fly ball to Gomes in left field for the second out. Flix Doubront pitched two scoreless innings and Craig Breslow took over in the seventh but was quickly replaced by Junichi Tazawa after giving up a hit and drilled Carlos Beltrn. The condensed two-day series and day-night doubleheader were necessitated by effects from Tropical Storm Andrea which rained out the scheduled Friday, June 7 game. He - - along with his brother Jair - - signed with Boston. 100-62, 853 Runs, 656 Runs Allowed, Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, March 4, 12:52AM. ", Major League Baseball International syndicated the television coverage outside Canada and the U.S., with English-language commentary provided by Baltimore Orioles play-by-play announcer Gary Thorne and ESPN analyst Rick Sutcliffe. , ESPN Radio broadcast the series in the U.S., with commentators Dan Shulman and Orel Hershiser. Wainwright matched Lester until the seventh inning, when a ground-rule RBI double by David Ross and RBI single by Jacoby Ellsbury scored Xander Bogaerts and Stephen Drew to give Boston a 31 lead. Although there was still daylight present, Game 3 temporarily ceased in the middle of the second inning due to a light failure at Comerica Park which commenced at 4:42p.m. EDT and lasted for seventeen minutes. The Red Sox added to their lead in the bottom of the seventh with Ortiz hitting a two-run home run off Kevin Siegrist to give them a 70 lead. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. Boston battled back and took game 2 with Stephen Drew going yard twice for the second time in his career in a single game. The Red Sox closed April by falling, 97, on the road to the Blue Jays. , 6:07p.m. (EDT) at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Basketball Stats - NBA - ABA - WNBA/Women's - G-League/D-League - Minor League Basketball - Search Boston swept the series with 125 and 51 triumphs on May 18 and 19, improving their winning streak to five games and their record to 2717. Find out more. Will Middlebrooks posted two home runs, including the fifth grand slam in the month of September for Boston, and David Ortiz collected his 100th RBI on the season. While Stephen Drew and David Ross were limited offensively, their defense proved to be an asset to the team's success, especially during the postseason. Francona received a standing ovation in the first game of the four-game series.  Red Sox pitcher John Lackey pitched six scoreless innings. Boston was then victorious in the rubber game, shutting out the Jays 130. With time, other players joined, including second baseman Dustin Pedroia; designated hitter David Ortiz; outfielders Mike Carp and Shane Victorino; pitchers Brandon Workman, Ryan Dempster, John Lackey, and Clay Buchholz; and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Ultimately, Boston's disgruntled offense would strike out 17 times, an ALCS record. The 25 duck boats carrying the players and executives paused at the Boston Marathon finish line where three spectators died during the April bombing. They also relied on the baserunning exploits of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, whose 52 stolen bases led the major leagues, while right fielder Shane Victorino, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, first baseman Mike Napoli, catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and outfielder Jonny Gomes helped the Red Sox to a league-leading 853 runs scored. , According to Nielsen Media Research, the six-game series on Fox averaged an 8.9 rating and 15 share. Every Sports Reference Social Media Account, Site Last Updated: Saturday, March 4, 12:52AM. Or write about sports? In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Red Sox finally got on the scoreboard, as Pedroia walked with one out and Ortiz hit a two-run home run to left center field on a 32 changeup to give the Red Sox a 21 lead. 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Detroit had scored the game's lone run by virtue of a Jhonny Peralta RBI in the sixth inning. This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. 2013 World Series Game 1, Cardinals at Red Sox, October 23 2013 World Series Series Summary St. Louis Cardinals 1 97-65 Prev Game Next Game Boston Red Sox 8 97-65 Prev Game Next Game Wednesday, October 23, 2013 Start Time: 8:09 p.m. Local Attendance: 38,345 Venue: Fenway Park Game Duration: 3:17 Night Game, on grass The Red Sox battled back in the top of the 9th inning, tying the game with runners on second and third base, and closer Koji Uehara's efforts retired two batters easily in the bottom of the 9th, until Tampa Bay catcher Jos Lobatn suddenly crushed a walk-off solo home run. They protested that Middlebrooks' feet were in the air as he was getting up when Craig ran over him. 6-1 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to win their third World Series . 97-65-0,  " A make-up date for the game was not immediately announced.  Steve Rushin wrote an article and interview for Sports Illustrated, "The Hirsute of Happiness", exploring how the beard trend had helped unite the team. Tampa Bay's closer during its run to the World Series last year . The Cardinals' 2013 World Series appearance was also the pinnacle of the Mike Matheny era. , The largest paid crowd in the history of Busch Stadium (47,432) saw the game. Game 3, which pulled a 7.4 rating, is the fourth lowest rated MLB World Series game, ahead of just Game 3 of the 2011 World Series (6.6), Game 3 of the 2012 World Series (6.1), and Game 3 of the 2008 World Series (6.1). Join our linker program. The Red Sox won the fourth game on October 27 to tie the series at 22, then won the last of three games at Busch Stadium on October 28 for a 32 lead.  The Red Sox later announced Friday's (April 19) game would be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader on Sunday (April 21). , Following the team's World Series win, Boston Red Sox fans congregated at the site of the Boston Marathon bombing to celebrate the title. The Boston Red Sox today announced the team's 25-man active roster for their World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only.  After three scoreless innings, Matt Holliday led off the fourth inning for the Cardinals with a triple to center field. We present them here for purely educational purposes. However, with the second suspect captured that same evening and Fenway Park under tight security, play resumed Saturday, April 20 with a win of 43 by Boston over the Royals (assisted by a go-ahead three-run home run by Daniel Nava). Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? A young Indians fan presented the Red Sox with a sign he wrote in red ink and ornamented with hearts. Pedroia then singled under the glove of a diving David Freese to make the score 40. The next time a team won at their home stadium was when the Houston Astros won the 2022 World Series.. Jon Lester went five innings, leading to an 82 win for the Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox finalized their 25-man World Series roster Wednesday morning, and not only does it remain unchanged, it does not fuel any speculation about the status of starter Clay Buchholz. Use without license or authorization is expressly prohibited. Down on their last strike, Boston scored against New York's closer Mariano Rivera in the ninth and took game one in extra frames. The Cardinals' 8676 finish in 2016 and 8379 finish in 2017 ended without a postseason appearance. Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. The Red Sox scored 853 runs, best in the league. They were an AL-best 53-28 at home in 2013. Middlebrooks tried to keep the ball on the infield, but it skipped into foul territory. Mike Shannon and John Rooney called the games for the Cardinals on KMOX in St. Louis, while Joe Castiglione, Dave O'Brien, and Lou Merloni announced for the Red Sox on WEEI in Boston. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Alsytle Boston Red Sox 2013 World Series Champions roster t-shirt medium red at the best online prices at eBay! Carlos Beltrn drove in the run on a base hit, unearned for starter Clay Buchholz. Prior to this game he posted a 1.00 ERA in the postseason. David Ortiz was awarded the World Series Most Valuable Player Award. , Hall of Fame inductee Ozzie Smith threw the ceremonial first pitch. 5:37p.m. (EDT) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, David Ortiz had his first multi-home run postseason game to lead the Red Sox to victory, smashing solo blasts in the 1st and 8th innings. , In the aftermath of the infamous September collapse in 2011 and the ill-fated Valentine experiment of 2012, general manager Ben Cherington brought in Farrell, a former pitching coach under Terry Francona, and several role players in hopes of turning the Red Sox around. Craig Breslow pitched to only one batter in the bottom of the eighth inning, and then closer Koji Uehara again worked his magic to secure the win for Boston, striking out two batters and earning a five-out save. The SPORTS REFERENCE and STATHEAD trademarks are owned exclusively by Sports Reference LLC. The trend grabbed the attention of the audience, who started wearing real and fake beards to the stadium in support of the team. The Red Sox jumped on the scoreboard early in Game 3, with a one-run top of the 1st inning, but Rays starter Alex Cobb kept the Rays in the game. The Red Sox swept two consecutive series between April 1318. Tampa Bay starter David Price had a rough outing, being charged with all seven of Boston's runs. Following the All-Star break the Red Sox played the Yankees for the first time at Fenway in 2013. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny tried to stop the bleeding and replaced his rookie starter with game 4 losing pitcher Lance Lynn, who quickly warmed up after Drew went yard earlier in this inning. Wrong. The Red Sox went from first to worst in the AL East following the 2014 season, finishing with a 7191 record. The 2013 Boston Red Sox won the World Series. Traveling to Tampa Bay, the Red Sox recovered by taking two of three games from the Rays from May 1416. Jon Lester, David Ross, John Lackey, Jake Peavy and Franklin Morales would win another World Series with different teams: Peavy with the 2014 Giants, Morales with the 2015 Royals, and Lackey, Lester and Ross with the 2016 Cubs. In the ALCS, the Red Sox defeated the American League Central champion Detroit Tigers in six games. However, with the help of Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak, the Cardinals were able to stay in contention even with a roster consisting mostly of rookies, free-agent veteran additions, and a few holdovers from the 2011 championship team. With this win, Boston won the championship at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918. The group's music was included in anything from "opening teases and commercial bumpers to montages, as well as additional promotional inventory across Fox prime-time and cable. Full-year historical Major League statistics provided by Pete Palmer and Gary Gillette of Hidden Game Sports. Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings, having surrendered only 3 hits and 2 earned runs. Boston failed to complete the sweep, however, with starting pitcher Ryan Dempster relinquishing a 42 defeat in his Red Sox debut the following evening.  Working with Buck and McCarver were field reporters Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews. Batting - 100, Pitching - 98, Pythagorean W-L: Carlos Beltrn then singled to bring in a fourth Cardinals run. (Schedule and Results), Postseason: Won World Series (4-2) Height of bar is margin of victory Mouseover bar for details Click for box score Grouped by Month, 38. Throughout the game, fans at Fenway Park heckled Wil Myers, a Tampa Bay right fielder who made a critical error that had helped open up scoring for the Red Sox in Game 1. In 2014, the Cardinals made their fourth consecutive NLCS after a 9072 finish and the NL Central title, but lost to the eventual champion San Francisco Giants 41. Dempster recovered and closed out the 81 victory by striking out Matt Adams. Bogaerts lined out to third base to end the inning. , 8:00p.m. (EDT) at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Red Sox are feeling confident about their rotation entering the World Series. Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. Do you have a blog? Tiger pitching again came out strong, with starter Max Scherzer holding the Red Sox hitless through five innings. The NLCS was contested from October 11 to 18 between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Win Expectancy, Run Expectancy, and Leverage Index calculations provided by Tom Tango of InsideTheBook.com, and co-author of The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball. The Rays attempted to catch up with the Red Sox with significant offense in the 2nd, 5th, and 6th innings, but their efforts were fruitless. Associated Press October 31, 2013, 12:11 AM. , A partnership with Fox Sports featured Pearl Jam as the November artist of month for all entities within the Fox Sports domain and licensed 48 songs from their catalogue to play during the 2013 World Series. Boston Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski threw the ceremonial first pitch, as he had done before Game 1 in 2004 and 2007. A day later, the Red Sox secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs thanks to a 75 loss by the Oakland A's to the Seattle Mariners, making the last two games virtually pointless. Traveling to Texas to take on the Rangers, the team was shut out for the third time of the season, relinquishing 7 runs and 18 hits to Texas on May 3. **The winner of the 2013 American League Division Series plays the Red Sox in the ALCS. Find the MLB Boston Red Sox player roster for this season on FOX Sports. Jon Lester earned his 10th individual win, the first Red Sox pitcher to reach that mark in 2013, and Boston were able to shut out the Orioles and reclaimed the AL East lead just to give it back the next day to the Rays in the makeup match of the 4 game series in which the Red Sox fell victim to a controversial call at home plate. With Carlos Martinez on the mound for the Cardinals, the Red Sox had Jacoby Ellsbury reach on an error and after two strikeouts, Ortiz reached on a single. The 2013 World Series triumph would be the pinnacle of the John Farrell era. Of the group, only Pedroia, Bogaerts and Workman were on the postseason roster.  Lester was accused of using a foreign substance on his glove, but he claimed that it was just rosin, which is legal, and the Cardinals organization elected to not file a complaint..