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Cardinals Come Up Empty In First World Series Showdown

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The Boston Red Sox put on a clinic to open up the World Series at Fenway much to the delight of the home crowd and chagrin to those St. Louis fans watching from home. Boston took an early 1-0 lead on the series after an 8-1 victory Wednesday night.

After Mike Napoli propelled the Sox out of the gate with a three-run blast in the bottom of the first, Boston’s best took it and ran with it, going on a scoring onslaught, adding two in the second and another two in the seventh. Xander Bogaerts added another run in the eighth. The Cardinals scored their lone run in the ninth thanks to a homer by Matt Holliday.

The Cards just didn’t have an answer on Wednesday for Boston’s battery, but will look to regain composure and live to fight on.

The two teams square off again tomorrow night in Boston, then it’s off to St. Louis. It’s always hard to say who’s going to win it all, I mean, after all, anything can happen in baseball, but I think the Red Sox do complete the World Series dominance and collect their eighth World Series championship.

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