St. Louis dug itself an early hole in the first and second innings of Game 1 of the World Series, and the Red Sox turned those four misplays into five runs. A look at the Cardinals’ fielding flops:
No. 1: Bottom of the first inning
What happened: Pete Kozma misplayed ball on flip at second, but Dustin Pedroia called out.
How it helped the Sox: Call reversed, bases loaded. Mike Napoli hit a three-run double.
No. 2: Bottom of the first inning
What happened: Mike Napoli liner to left-center, but center fielder Shane Robinson misplayed the carom.
How it helped the Sox: David Ortiz scored from first without a throw.
No. 3: Bottom of the second inning
What happened: Stephen Drew’s popup fell between pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina.
How it helped the Sox: Leadoff man on in two-run second inning.
No. 4: Bottom of the second inning
What happened: Shane Victorino’s one-out grounder bounced out of Pete Kozma’s globe.
How it helped the Sox: Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz followed with RBIs, putting Red Sox ahead 5-0.