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Red Sox-Cardinals series finale begins after rain delay

The Red Sox and Cardinals, scheduled to start their series finale at 7:15 p.m., are in a rain delay in St. Louis. David Ortiz was a late scratch and Mike Napoli will start at first base. The teams split the first two games of the three-game series. Game 2 Wednesday was delayed for an hour at the start by rain.

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (50-63)CARDINALS (60-52)
Holt RFCarpenter 3B
Pedroia 2BWong 2B
Cespedes LFHolliday LF
Napoli 1BAdams 1B
Bogaerts SSPeralta SS
Vazquez CTaveras RF
Bradley CFJay CF
Middlebrooks 3BCruz C
Workman PWainwright P
Pitching: RHP Brandon Workman (1-4, 4.08).Pitching: RHP Adam Wainwright (13-6, 2.26).

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Game time: 7:15 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Wainwright: Ortiz 3-5, Pedroia 3-6, Bogaerts 2-5, Cespedes 0-4, Napoli 1-3, Nava 0-3.

Cardinals vs. Workman: Adams 0-3, Peralta 0-2, Carpenter 0-1, Holliday 0-1, Wong 1-1.

Stat of the Day: The Sox are 22-22 in one-run games. They were 21-21 last season.

Notes: The teams split the first two games of the series . . . The Sox have scored four runs on 13 hits in the first two games and are 0 for 12 with runners in scoring position . . . Wainwright faced the Red Sox twice in the World Series last season, giving up eight runs (six earned) on 14 hits and two walks over 12 innings. He struck out 14 . . . Workman faced the Cardinals three times in relief in the Series. He allowed one unearned run over 3 innings . . . The Sox are on pace to score 618 runs, 235 fewer than last season . . . The Sox are 7-7 in interleague games . . . The Sox have not had 10 hits in a game since July 25.

Song of the Day: “Gone Like Rain” by Tom Morello.

Peter Abraham can be reached at pabraham@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @peteabe.
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