ST. LOUIS — Koji Uehara inherited what was a listing ship, but he had been there many times before, and almost all the time turned imminent disaster into another Red Sox victory.
Not Saturday night. Not it Game 3 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, with the crowd a sea of Cardinals red and an imaginary red light flashing over Boston’s championship hopes. Not with one of the wackiest endings of all time about to befall his Red Sox.
Uehara, typically brought in from the bullpen with the Sox working with a lead, instead entered a tie game in the ninth after Yadier Molina opened the inning with a pop single to right. Sox manager John Farrell, already on his fourth reliever in the wake of Jake Peavy’s four-inning start, called Uehara to face Allen Craig. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.