Rob Carr

2013 World Series: Red Sox blast Cardinals in Game 1

The Red Sox scored early to take command, and Jon Lester pitched scoreless baseball into the eighth inning in an 8-1 win over the Cardinals in Game 1 of the 2013 World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston.

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Game 1 draws big TV numbers

Wednesday night's match-up in Fenway finished ahead of 2012 and 2011's series openers.

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Cards minor-leaguer wonders if Lester had Vaseline

Lester may or may not have used something to help him grip the ball during Game 1 of the World Series. Time for a controversy.

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Cards' Game 1 implosion, in GIF form

Who are these guys, and what have they done with the Cardinals?

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Carlos Beltran a 'game-time decision' for Game 2

Cardinals right fielder Carlos Beltran bruised his ribs while robbing David Ortiz of the Red Sox of a home run in Game 1 of the World Series. Beltran is listed as day-to-day, with his status for Thursday's Game 2 uncertain.

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Wainwright on short rest in Game 4 not ruled out

The Cardinals ace was beaten soundly by the Red Sox in Game 1, but it could potentially mean two more chances for Wainwright at retribution.

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Red Sox take Game 1

The Cardinals did not look like themselves, particularly in the first couple of innings, in Game 1 against the Red Sox.

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Red Sox extend lead to 8 runs

The Red Sox are well on their way to taking a 1-0 advantage in the World Series.

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Red Sox still in control

Boston's bats have been quiet since the second inning, but Jon Lester has kept St. Louis off the board.

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Gomes makes nice diving grab

Everything is going right for the Red Sox on Wednesday.

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Red Sox lead, 5-0

Red Sox starter Jon Lester prevented the Cardinals from getting back into the game with some stellar defense in the fourth inning.

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Beltran day to day with severe rib bruise

The Cardinals, already down big early to the Red Sox in Game 1, received a huge blow when Beltran collided into the wall while robbing a home run from David Ortiz.

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Beltran robs Ortiz

David Ortiz thought he had another grand slam. Carlos Beltran thought otherwise.

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Red Sox open up 5-run lead

The Cardinals have hardly looked like themselves through two innings of the World Series opener, and the Red Sox have taken advantage.

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Rivera will be honored by MLB

Yankees legend Mariano Rivera will naturally receive an honor from baseball prior to a World Series game involving the Red Sox.

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Umps overturn bad call

An early horrendous call was overturned, and the Red Sox took advantage.

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Five iconic World Series moments that might repeat

You never know when the World Series might turn out to be a movie we've seen before (starring Tris Speaker, Christy Mathewson, Ted Williams, Luis Tiant, and more).

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Game 1 lineups: Craig batting clean-up

The re-match of the 2004 Fall Classic kicks off Wednesday night in Boston. Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright will take the hill for Game 1.

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Farrell: Buchholz 'ready to go' for WS

Rumors have been swirling the last couple days that Buchholz may be dealing with an injury, but manager John Farrell seems to think he's 'ready to go.'

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World Series 2013: Cards and Red Sox set rosters

Allen Craig is officially on the Cardinals roster while the Red Sox make no changes from the ALDS and ALCS.

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World Series 2013: Clay Buchholz still a starter

There had been some concerns that Buchholz would be removed from the rotation or that he had re-injured himself following a mediocre string of postseason starts.

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Cards name Wacha Game 2 starter

Mike Matheny has pegged his NLCS MVP to take the hill Thursday evening at Fenway. John Farrell has opted for Lackey over Buchholz.

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World Series 2013: Umpire crew announced

The MLB has announced the six men who will ump the Cardinals and Red Sox World Series.

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David Ortiz to play 1B in St. Louis, per report

The Red Sox designated hitter has appeared in 32 regular-season games at first base since 2007.

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Jon Lester to start Game 1 of World Series

The left-hander also started Game 1 of the ALDS and ALCS.

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Cardinals announce Wainwright will start Game 1

Wainwright has a career 2.10 postseason ERA.

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Craig takes batting practice, works on baserunning

Craig hopes to make the Cardinals' World Series roster, presumably to serve as the team's designated hitter.

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Cardinals' Allen Craig 1B 'ready' for World Series

Craig has missed six weeks, but believes he could be a boon to the Cardinals as they seek a 12th World Series championship.

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