Cardinals bounce back to even up World Series

BOSTON — A clear bottle of brown liquid, labeled “Pain Relieving Liniment,” sat in the center of the shelf of Carlos Beltran’s locker in the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park. That was not the only elixir Beltran tried in an attempt to play in Game 2 of the World Series, after leaving Game 1 early due to the contused ribs he suffered when he crashed into the wall while robbing David Ortiz of a second inning grand slam. He also received a shot of Toradol, a pain-killer, and three hours before the first pitch neither he nor Cardinals manager Mike Matheny knew if either the tonic or the injection would work. “We’re going to find out when he gets in the cage and gets some swings,” Matheny said. …read more

Source: Sports Illustrated