Red Sox Take a 1-0 Lead in World Series Vs. Cardinals

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals in game one of the World Series held at Fenway Park in Boston by a score of 8 to 1. They used a combination of great pitching by starting pitcher Jon Lester, timely hitting, good fielding, an unusual umpire reversal of a call and poor defense by the Cardinals to take a commanding lead early in the game. The Sox now lead the series 1 to 0. This report on MLB.com says in the last 25 World Series, the winner of the first game had gone to win 21 of them. Sox fans hope that statistic improves to ten of eleven. Read this story by the Courant’s Paul Doyle, on the game, and only Jeff Jacobs, in this column, can envision the Red Sox taking the series in three games.

This play in the first inning set the tone for the game. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) slides into second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma (38) runs after the loose ball on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34). Pedroia was originally called out, but after the Red Sox protested that Kozma never had control of the ball, the umpires met and reversed the call, making Pedroia safe. He later scored on a bases clearing double.

This play in the first inning set the tone for the game. Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) slides into second base as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma (38) runs after the loose ball on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34). Pedroia was originally called out, but after the Red Sox protested that Kozma never had control of the ball, the umpires met and reversed the call, making Pedroia safe. He later scored on a bases clearing double.

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