8:10 PM ET, October 24, 2004
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON -- Curt Schilling stepped gingerly behind the mound in the fifth inning and bent at the knees, and Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek walked out slowly, knowing that Schilling was hurting, knowing that he needed a little time to forget about what he feels in his right ankle.Schilling rose up again, stepped back onto the rubber and went back to work, occasionally stumbling in his follow-through when the ankle failed to support him, but always limping back to the mound and throwing again and again for six innings, in Boston's 6-2 victory over St. Louis in Game 2 of the World Series on Sunday night. The Red Sox lead two-games-to-none in the best-of-seven series, and with their batters completely overmatching the mediocre stuff of St. Louis' staff, Boston is threatening to finish off the Cardinals as the series shifts to the Midwest for Games 3, 4 and 5.
|Game 2 Breakdown|
Jason Varitek. While he didn't throw a pitch the entire game, he nursed Curt Schilling along the way to pitching six brilliant innings. Varitek also delivered a key two-run triple, giving the Red Sox an early 2-0 lead.
|Of the 354 pitches thrown by Cardinals pitchers in the first two games of the series, Red Sox hitters have swung and missed only 18 times, with 60 foul balls.|
|1st||J Varitek tripled to deep center, M Ramirez and D Ortiz scored.||0||2|
|4th||R Sanders safe at first on error by third baseman B Mueller, A Pujols scored.||1||2|
|4th||M Bellhorn doubled to deep center, K Millar and B Mueller scored.||1||4|
|6th||O Cabrera singled to left, T Nixon and J Damon scored.||1||6|
|8th||S Rolen hit sacrifice fly to center, E Renteria scored.||2||6|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||35,001 (94.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||48 degrees, drizzle|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Chuck Meriwether, Third Base - Gerry Davis|