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.