cardinals 4, red sox 2 Cardinals rally past Red Sox to tie Series Boston squanders lead as St. Louis takes advantage after John Lackey exits ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe Staff David Ortiz ran onto the field before Game 2 of the World Series against the Cardinals. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz handed former Red Sox Pedro Martinez a ball for the ceremonial first pitch. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Members of the 2004 Red Sox World Series team gathered on the field before Game 2. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz gave former Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera a hug. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Fans filled Yawkey Way and streamed into the ballpark. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff The Red Sox started John Lackey, pictured in the first inning, against the Cardinals. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jonny Gomes dove but couldn't get the first-inning single by the Cardinals' Carlos Beltran. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Dustin Pedroia lunged but missed a second-inning single to right field hit by Yadier Molina. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Fans used binoculars to watch the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jacoby Ellsbury's bat shattered as he hit a single in the third inning. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Four-day-old Wesley Geoghegan attended his first Red Sox game. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jonny Gomes reacted after he flew out to center field in the second inning. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Matt Holliday hit a triple to start the fourth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Ellsbury couldn't get to a drive to deep center field by Holliday. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe A fan leaned over the ledge to get a closer look. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Red Sox pitcher John Lackey tried to move out of the way from Yadier Molina's line drive, which Dustin Pedroia caught, in the fourth inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Holliday scored the first run of the game on Molina's hit. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Pedroia slid to second base after hitting a double in the fourth inning. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Cardinals Matt Adams singled while Red Sox John Lackey watched the ball go to left field in the sixth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Fans celebrated Ortiz's home run, which gave the Red Sox a 2-1 lead. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe The Red Sox held a 1-0 series lead heading into Game 2. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz was congratulated on his home run. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The throw from Jonny Gomes got by Jarrod Saltalamacchia as Pete Kozma scored on a seventh-inning sacrifice fly. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Pitcher Craig Breslow's throw to third base sailed into left field, and Jon Jay scored. The Red Sox lost their lead in the game. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff Stephen Drew tried to catch Breslow's throw to third. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jay slid safely into third base as the throw was high. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe The Cardinals took a 4-2 lead by the end of the seventh inning. Pictured: Fans reacted to eighth-inning play. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Cardinals celebrated scoring on the Red Sox' errors in the seventh. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina pumped his fist after Daniel Nava struck out to end the game. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Red Sox fell to the Cardinals, 4-2, in Game 2. The World Series is now tied. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Cardinals outfielders Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Carlos Beltran celebrated their victory. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Fans embraced at the end of Game 2 after the Red Sox lost.