The Red Sox made one change to their lineup for Game 4, replacing Jarrod Saltalamacchia at catcher with David Ross. Salty made an ill-advised throw Saturday night, starting the sequence of events that led to Allen Craig scoring the game-winning run on an obstruction call.
The rest of the Boston lineup remains unchanged. The Red Sox official Twitter account sent out a Tweet of their batting order:
#WorldSeries Gm 4 at STL: Ellsbury CF, Victorino RF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz 1B, Nava LF, Bogaerts 3B, Drew SS, Ross C, Buchholz SP.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 27, 2013
The Cardinals will also make a change, starting Daniel Descalso over Pete Kozma at shortstop. Kozma has been a liability at the plate during the postseason, batting .152/.263/.182. Kozma is considered the better defender of the pair, but has not looked sharp in the field during the World Series, committing a pair of costly errors during Game 1.
#Cardinals G4 lineup: Carpenter 2B, Beltran RF, Holliday LF, Adms 1B, Molina C, Jay CF, Freese 3B, Descalso SS, Lynn p— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 27, 2013
First pitch is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET, with coverage of the game on FOX.