Red Sox Roll Cardinals In World Series Opener
What could have been an inning ending double play turned into a disaster for the St. Louis Cardinals.
St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma misplayed a relay throw that would have started a first inning double play. The Cardinals were originally awarded a force play out at second but the call was overturned after a lengthy discussion. Replays showed that the overturn was the correct call.
Boston quickly scored three runs in the first and never looked back as they posted a 8-1 win in game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.
Mike Napoli gave Boston the early lead as his double cleared the bases in the first. That was more than enough support for Red Sox starter Jon Lester.
The left-hander threw 7 and 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball while striking out eight to pick up the win.
David Ortiz drove in three runs, including a two run home run in the seventh that gave Boston a 7-0 lead.