Ortiz, Red Sox Down Cardinals in Game One

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Published on October 24 2013 10:16 am
Last Updated on October 24 2013 5:42 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Red Sox Top Cardinals In Game One Of World Series

(Boston, MA) -- David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and knocked in three runs to power the Red Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game One of the World Series at Fenway Park. Ortiz had a grand slam taken away by Cards right fielder Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the second inning.  Beltran left the game with a rib contusion following the catch. Red Sox winning starter Jon Lester says it was great to take Game One at Fenway Park.  

Lester struck out eight over seven-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless ball for the win. Adam Wainwright was shelled for five runs in five innings for the loss. Matt Holliday hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth for St. Louis.

The Cardinals and Red Sox will play Game Two of the World Series tonight at Fenway Park. Rookie Michael Wacha will take the mound for St. Louis, while Boston counters with John Lackey. After tonight's game, the teams will travel to St. Louis with an off-day Friday. The best-of-seven series will resume with Game Three Saturday night at Busch Stadium.

 

Wednesday, October 23 Scoreboard

MLB Playoffs

Boston Red Sox 8, St. Louis Cardinals 1
(Cardinals lead best-of-seven World Series, 1-0)

 

Thursday, October 24 Schedule (Time Central)

MLB Playoffs

7:07 p.m. - St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox
(Cardinals lead best-of-seven World Series, 1-0)