The MLB World Series 2013 live stream and TV coverage continues with Game 3 on Saturday, Oct. 26 as one team will take over the series lead in the best-of-seven games format. Both teams have made their share of mistakes leading to losses in the first two matchups, and now the scene shifts to St. Louis, where designated hitter David Ortiz will have to play a different role in the lineup. The Red Sox vs. Cardinals live stream and TV coverage will take place thanks to TBS and the MLB website on Saturday night.
An ESPN.com report from Oct. 26 indicated that Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz will make the start at first base in Game 3, since DH's won't be necessary in St. Louis due to the fact it is a National League ballpark. Ortiz has already had two home runs, five RBI's and three runs scored on 4-for-6 hitting. With that in mind, he'll be relied upon as part of the lineup in St. Louis as the Sox try to avoid going into a 2-1 hole Saturday night. Mike Napoli will be on the bench, but could be relied upon as a pinch hitter, if necessary.
Johnny Gomes will also be replaced in the lineup by Daniel Nava. Gomes has gone 1-for-15 so far in the postseason, and is batting .156 so far. Nava said of his preparations to be a part of the lineup:
"I've tried to stay in the game mentally with a couple of at-bats and take myself through an at-bat as if I was doing it. Keep the routine the same. You have to be ready at any time."
The Red Sox will also continue to stay with Stephen Drew in the lineup, even though he's gone 4-for-42 with a .095 batting average in the posteason, as well as striking out 15 times. Manager John Farrell said of the decision:
"He's such a steadying force for us up the middle and on the infield in general. In games that we anticipate being played, defense is a premium. The first two games are a prime example. You give an opponent an extra out, you see what happens. It's happened on both sides, whether it's [Craig Breslow's] throw last night or in Game 1, where we were able to capitalize on some defensive inconsistencies on the other side."
The Red Sox held a 2-1 lead in Game 2, until things fell apart in the seventh inning with several bad throws, leading to a 4-2 St. Louis advantage. Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Craig Brewslow were making World Series debuts, but unfortunately the pressure of the big moment may have got to them as their errors led to Matt Carpenter's sacrifice fly yielding two runs instead of just one. The Cardinals also had the help of Carlos Beltran, who originally was questionable when it came to playing, after running into the outfield wall to prevent an Ortiz grand slam in Game 1. Beltran received a Toradol injection to help block the pain for several hours, and ended up getting 2 hits for the Cards.
Now with the Series all tied at 1-1, the scene will be St. Louis for the next three games. The Game 3 starters will be Joe Kelly (10-6, 2.89 ERA) for the Cardinals and Jake Peavy (12-6, 4.40 ERA) for the Red Sox, as reported by Sporting News. Coming into this deadlocked series game, the Red Sox are favorites priced at -110, with the Over/Under bet set at 7 runs for the game. The underdog Cardinals are priced at -105 in many sports books.
Saturday's Game 3 of the MLB World series featuring the Red Sox and Cardinals will start at 8:07 p.m. EST. Fox will televise the game in hi-definition for cable and satellite television viewers. The game will be live streaming online for international viewers through the MLB Postseason TV subscription service. Unfortunately, United States and Canadian viewers will not be able to access the live stream online and will have to settle for watching on TV or checking the score results online.