The St. Louis Cardinals also aren't really helping themselves, as evidenced by a couple of botched plays in the bottom of the fifth. Second baseman Matt Carpenter bobbled a grounder off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury, giving the Sox a two-out baserunner when the Cards could have been out of the inning.
Reliever Kevin Siegrist picked up Carpenter a few pitches later when he appeared to pick off Ellsbury. However, the speedy Boston outfielder escaped a rundown to continue the inning:
Siegrist eventually got Dustin Pedroia to fly out to end the inning. Lots of laughs, but no damage.