BOSTON (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have evened the World Series at a game apiece by putting together a three-run seventh to beat the Red Sox 4-2 in Boston. The Red Sox led 2-1 on a two-run homer by David Ortiz in the sixth inning before the Redbirds scored twice on a sacrifice fly, thanks to fielding miscues by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (sahl-tah-lah-MAH’-kee-uh) and pitcher Craig Breslow. Winning pitcher Michael Wacha (WAH’-kah) allowed just three hits in six innings, and Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth on 11 pitches to wrap up the victory.
BOSTON (AP) — Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran was back in the starting lineup and delivered an RBI single last night. Beltran was injured while robbing Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning of the opener on Wednesday. Beltran came out of that game an inning later and was examined at a hospital, where X-rays and a CT scan were negative.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars remain the NFL’s only winless teams after Cam Newton threw for 221 yards and ran for a team-high 50 in Carolina’s 31-13 win over the Bucs. Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the Panthers won for the fourth time in five games since an 0-2 start.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There could be a new look to qualifying for NASCAR events next year. Racing teams have been told that NASCAR is considering eliminating single-car qualifying next season for a group qualifying format similar to what was used on road courses this year.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Top-ranked Serena Williams advanced to the semifinals of the WTA Championships by sweeping Petra Kvitova (kuh-VIH’-toh-vah) 6-2, 6-3 Thursday. Angelique Kerber upset No. 3 Agnieszka Radwanska (ag-NAY’-skah rad-WAHN’-skah) 6-2, 6-2 to remain in contention for the semifinals and eliminate Radwanska. Kerber will play Kvitova tomorrow for a spot in the last four.