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The St. Louis Cardinals‘ long road winning streak

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DENVER — came to a crashing halt Saturday night. Now they will try to win the rubber game of their series with the Colorado Rockies on Sunday and capture their ninth straight series.Two left-handers will start Sunday Welington Castillo Jersey , Austin Gomber (3-0, 2.98) for the Cardinals against Tyler Anderson (6-6, 4.45).Article continues below ...The Rockies (71-58) erupted for a season-high eight runs on 10 hits in the eighth inning Saturday and blasted the Cardinals 9-1, just their fifth loss in 23 games this month and first by more than one run.Cardinals starter John Gant gave up one run in seven innings, a pinch-hit homer in the seventh by former Cardinal Matt Holliday. Rockies starter German Marquez pitched seven scoreless innings before the Cardinals tied the game in the eighth.“Just a good old-fashioned pitchers dual in a hitters ballpark,” Cardinals interim manager Mike Schildt said. “We went to the bullpen, and they’ve been great. One of those days. Those days are going to happen. We’re not going to think too much about it. Just move forward.”The Cardinals (72-58) saw their nine-game road winning streak ended. They had not won 10 straight road games since they set and tied the club record of 12 straight victories on the road in 1941 and 1944.The last time the Cardinals won more than eight straight series was 2009 when they won 10 in a row.Gomber made his major league debut June 2 and pitched one scoreless inning against Colorado in relief on Aug. 1 at St. Louis. This will be his second appearance against the Rockies, and he’ll be the first rookie left-hander for the Cardinals to start at Coors Field since Marco Gonzales made his major league debut there on June 25, 2014.The Cardinals have won all five of Gomber’s starts, and he is 2-0, 2.73 in those games, limiting opponents to a .216 batting average, .685 OPS and two home runs in 26 1/3 innings.Gomber was not involved in the decision Monday at Los Angeles, where he gave up two runs in five innings in St. Louis’ 5-3 win over the Dodgers.“He’s got weapons to pitch, obviously,” Shildt said. “He’s in attack mode most all the time. He’s a really good competitor. He’s developing a slider-cutter that’s helping him against the lefties a little bit more. He’s elevating with his fastball, throws to both sides of the plate http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-cliff-pennington-jersey , always has, really well. He’s got a good changeup. So, he’s got all the pitches to give us a quality start.”The Rockies have lost the past six games started by Anderson, who is 0-3, 6.88 in that stretch while allowing 10 home runs in 34 innings and an .876 OPS by opposing hitters. In his last start Tuesday against San Diego, Anderson allowed a season-high 10 hits, including two homers, and four runs in 6 1/3 innings and lost 4-3.“It isn’t like he’s lacking his stuff,” Rockies manager Bud Black said. “The location’s been bad. The changeup’s been pretty effective, but the fastball and the cutter have not been his norm. He’s the type of guy that has got to locate. His margin for error’s a little bit less than Marquez or Jon (Gray.) So, he’s got to locate the ball. But he’s able to do that.”Anderson, who has made eight starts since he last won July 4 against San Francisco, has yielded 26 home runs in 147 2/3 innings, tied for the most in the National League this season.He’s 0-1, 4.15 in two starts against the Cardinals, including one this year. Anderson had a no-decision in Colorado’s 5-4 loss in 10 innings at St. Louis on July 30, allowing three hits Joey Votto Jersey , three walks and four runs in six innings. The Boston Red Sox will try to accomplish something in Game 2 of the 2018 World Series that they haven't achieved yet in the postseason.After taking Game 1 of the series over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston is looking to win two consecutive home games for the first time in three series.The Red Sox dropped one of the first two contests in the ALDS and ALCS, which gives the Dodgers hope heading into Game 2 they can steal a game before heading back home for Game 3 Friday.David Price, who reversed his postseason struggles in Game 5 of the ALCS, opposes Hyun-Jin Ryu in the pitching matchup, but as we saw in Game 1, the relief pitchers on both sides could end up as the most important pitchers to toe the rubber in Game 2. Game 2 InformationStart Time:8:09 p.m. ETTV:FoxLive Stream:Fox Sports Go or Fox Sports app. PredictionBoston 7, Los Angeles 4Once again, the Boston bats will be on display at Fenway Park.In Game 1, Alex Cora's side racked up 11 hits, seven of which came off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi set the tone at the top of the order, as they combined for five hits and five runs.Elise Amendola/Associated PressBenintendi went 4-for-5 in his World Series debut, and he'll continue his early quest to be World Series MVP in Game 2 with a pair of base knocks.The Boston hitters will have to be patient at the plate against Ryu, who conceded seven earned runs in 14.1 innings spread across three starts in the NLDS and NLCS.Los Angeles hopes it can get at least a six-inning outing of Ryu similar to the one he produced in Game 1 of the NLDS.But that will be difficult against a Boston lineup that found success against Kershaw immediately in the World Series opener.Even if Betts and Benintendi struggle, the Red Sox possess a handful of batters further down the order who are more than capable of reaching base and putting Ryu under pressure.Rafael Devers and Sandy Leon, who combined for three hits in Game 1, will be the difference-makers at the bottom of the order http://www.redsfanproshop.com/authentic-brandon-finnegan-jersey , and they'll set up Betts and Benintendi for RBI opportunities in their second and third at-bats.The biggest question mark for the Red Sox entering Game 2 is the performance of Price, who earned his first postseason victory as a starter in Game 5 of the ALCS.He doesn't have to be perfect, but he needs to produce a solid outing of five or six innings to set up his team's relief pitchers.The Boston left-hander will do enough to keep the Red Sox in the lead through five innings, but he'll have a tough time getting Manny Machado out.Machado continued his terrific postseason with three RBI in Game 1, and he'll drive in at least two more runs with Justin Turner and David Freese getting on base in front of him.David J. Phillip/Associated PressOnce the starters exit, Game 2 will come down to which bullpen performs better, and based off Game 1, the edge belongs to Boston.Ryan Brasier was the only Boston reliever to be charged with an earned run Tuesday, while three of the four Los Angeles pitchers out of the bullpen gave up an earned run.Brasier, Joe Kelly, Eduardo Rodriguez and Rick Porcello will bridge the gap between Price and closer Craig Kimbrel while the Red Sox tack on two insurance runs in the final few innings.In the ninth inning, Kimbrel will shut down the Dodgers for the second straight game and hand the Red Sox a commanding 2-0 lead. Follow Joe on Twitter, JTansey90.Statistics obtained from Baseball Reference.

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