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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Red Sox take game 1

After Boston Red Sox Manager, John Farrell, came out to argue a call and have it overturned, his team never looked back. The Boston Red Sox went ahead with a three-run double of the bat of catcher Mike Napoli in the bottom of the first inning. David Ortiz, Red Sox DH, provided timely hitting with runners in scoring position. Ortiz came up big with a near grand slam in the 2nd inning that was turned into a long sacrifice fly scoring Shane Victorino. Ortiz, "Big Papi" as he populary known, got all of the baseball the next time up to bat as he hit one well over 400 feet scoring 2B Dustin Pedroia.

The St. Louis Cardinals didn't help their cause that much by playing poor defense. Infield pop fly dropped in between starting pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina. Even sure-handed shortstop Pete Kozma committed an error on a ground ball. Cardinals Manager, Mike Matheny, had to go to the bullpen five times. His pitching staff gave up a total of eight runs; five of those earned. On a bright note, Matt Holiday went 2-4, with a home run.

The Cardinals look to shake off this bad start to the World Series as they send out hot-handed pitcher Michael Wacha for Game 2. The Red Sox will counter with veteran John Lackey. The Cardinals need Wacha to go deep into the game after Matheny overused the bullpen tonight. The Cards' offense will also need to wake up and jump on Lackey early if they hope to win.