• World Series preview: Cardinals have just enough to beat Red Sox

    Summary of 63 articles · Updated Oct 27, 2013
    • World Series Game 4 lineup notes: Ross in for Red Sox, Descalso in for Cardinals, Craig OK

      ST. LOUIS — There aren't too many big lineup changes as we head into Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series. Each team subbed one starter, but they're both guys who have been routinely splitting time.Catcher David Ross gets the start for the Red Sox instea…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Red Sox put Ross in at catcher for Game 4

      Boston Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, whose errant throw led to the Cardinals' walk-off victory in Game 3, is back to the bench, replaced by David Ross for Sunday night's Game 4.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Can Red Sox bounce back from tough loss?

      Michael Rosenberg and Albert Chen explain the impact the gut-wrenching Game 3 loss might have on the Red Sox.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Red Sox lose on controversial call, but Jim Joyce got it right

      Once haunted by a missed call, Jim Joyce got it right when it mattered in Game 3.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Red Sox miscues reason they trail Cardinals in World Series

      When the wild ending was finally sorted out, the Red Sox were left muttering about an umpiring call they didn’t think was fair — one, by the way, that wouldn’t be overturned when full-blown instant replay is introduced next year.
    • Cardinals beat Red Sox in Game 3 of World Series

      Here is why the Cardinals were awarded the Game 3-winning run on a technicality.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Cardinals take Game 3 on obstruction call

      Third baseman Will Middlebrooks tripped Allen Craig for a game-ending obstruction call on Jon Jay's ninth-inning grounder, giving the St. Louis Cardinals a bizarre 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night and a 2-1 World Series lead.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • World Series Game 3: Cardinals beat Red Sox 5-4 on game-ending obstruction call

      The St. Louis Cardinals took control of the World Series with a controversial and stunning 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in Game 3.On a wild final play, the Cardinals were awarded the winning run when base runner Allen Craig tripped over third bas…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Red Sox lose a big bat in the lineup as World Series shifts to St. Louis

      ST. LOUIS — If they didn't have to, there would be no reason for the Boston Red Sox to create a lineup without Mike Napoli in it.But as the World Series restarts with Game 3 Saturday in St. Louis, where National League rules apply and there's no designa…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Resilient Sox get what they need when they need it

      There have been several points when the Red Sox played poorly enough that people doubted them. But when they were pushed, they pushed back -- every single time.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Ringless Red Sox veterans crave World Series title

      The Red Sox clearly boast a championship pedigree, with previous winners like David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jon Lester, John Lackey, Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino making up a big chunk of the roster. But there's also a rather large segment that fal…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Red Sox not concerned by rising whiffs in postseason

      For an offense that has lived and died all season with big swings and power production up and down the lineup, strikeouts have become an accepted part of the Red Sox's identity. When they are knocking balls out of the park, as they did regularly in scor…
      Source: MLB.com
    • The Red Sox are back to being Boston strong

      Red Sox fans, as tribal a group as there is anywhere in sports, began to love their team again on an April Saturday five days after the bombing of the finish line at the Boston Marathon, the team returning home after a short road trip and baseball retur…
    • Nine outs from victory, Red Sox come undone

      There the Red Sox were, nine outs from a 2-0 lead in the World Series, and that's when something weird happened. One of baseball's best teams, one of baseball's most fundamentally sound teams, a team that simply doesn't beat itself very often, came undo…
      Source: MLB.com
    • World Series Game 2: With Craig Breslow's error, Red Sox blow big chance

      The Red Sox are up a run and already up a game against the Cardinals in the World Series and even when there are two on in the top of the seventh and John Lackey, who had given his team a big October game out of his youth, is coming out of Game 2, it is…
    • One Ugly Inning Downs Red Sox, Ties World Series At One

      After David Ortiz's sixth-inning two-run homer put the Red Sox in front, Boston's reliable bullpen was in a position to take a 2-0 series lead to St. Louis. Craig Breslow relieved John Lackey with two baserunners and one out in the seventh, and everythi…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Did you know? World Series Game 2: STL 4, BOS 2

      A look at some notable facts and figures from the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Thursday.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Sloppy seventh inning by the Red Sox allows Cardinals to retake lead in Game 2

      BOSTON — The lead that David Ortiz's sixth-inning homer gave the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the World Series was short-lived. In the seventh, things went awry and the St. Louis Cardinals rebounded to take a 4-2 lead.The Red Sox's shutdown bullpen, one …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • It's Red Sox duo vs. Cards sensation in Game 2

      As the Red Sox look to get the most out of having both David Ortiz and Mike Napoli in the lineup, Michael Wacha looks to keep rolling for the Cardinals as the World Series plot thickens in Game 2 on Thursday.
      Source: MLB.com
    • In Game 1 rout, Red Sox get aggressive with trademark patience

      All the Red Sox needed was just a little patience, wearing out the Cardinals in an 8-1 Game 1 victory.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Cardinals drop the ball in ugly World Series Game 1 loss to Red Sox

      St. Louis' problems started early and never let up in an error-filled, 8-1 Game 1 loss to the Red Sox.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Red Sox fan quits job to attend Game 1 of World Series

      Most of the time personal sacrifices are necessary for the greater good. But sometimes, those personal sacrifices need to be made so you're not living in your own world of regret 15 years down the road. The latter was the case for Gino Marcello, who ear…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Red Sox rout error-prone Cards in Game 1

      Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after the umps reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and the Red Sox romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 on Wednesday night for their ninth straight win in a World Series game.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • World Series Game 1: Red Sox take advantage of Cardinals blunders in 8-1 victory

      The Boston Red Sox pounded the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 in Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park on Wednesday night. St. Louis, which played effective defense during the regular season, made three costly errors and has experienced several lapses in t…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Boston still hasn’t healed from the marathon bombing, but the Red Sox are helping

      BOSTON — This town hasn't healed yet.It takes more than six months for safety to supplant fear and for calm to wash away terror. What happened on April 15 — when bombers killed three people and injured 260 during at an attack at one of the town's most e…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Red Sox take World Series Game 1 from Cardinals in 8-1 rout

      Jon Lester shut out the Cardinals for 7 2/3 innings as Boston ripped St. Louis, 8-1, to take World Series Game 1.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Red Sox reminiscent of Williams' '67 squad

      John Farrell's current version of the Red Sox shares a a great deal in common with Dick Williams' 1967 "Impossible Dream" team, which lost the World Series to the Cardinals in seven games.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Live Tonight: Analysis From Game 1 of the World Series

      The two best teams in baseball this season, the Cardinals and the Red Sox, open the World Series tonight at Fenway Park, and Times staffers will offer up analysis, insights and notes throughout the night.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Boston Mayor Wants Red Sox To Bring Home "World Series Cup"

      Boston Mayor Tom Menino should probably just stop talking about sports in public.Read more...
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Red Sox's roster unchanged for World Series

      After winning the American League Championship Series in six games over the Tigers, the Red Sox will take the same roster into the World Series against the Cardinals.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Cardinals vs. Red Sox position by position — Who has the World Series edge?

      A few of us from Yahoo Sports — David Brown, Kevin Kaduk, Mike Oz, Jeff Passan and Mark Townsend — got together to break down which team has the position-by-position edge between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals for the upcoming World Series. …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • The young Cardinals seek to avenge 2004′s World Series loss to Boston — kind of, maybe

      BOSTON — The 2004 St. Louis Cardinals won 105 games, a number that hasn't been matched in MLB since that season. They were a great team — with Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds each driving in more than 100 runs, plus Chris Carpenter, Matt Morr…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • World Series Game 1 preview

      Jon Lester started Boston’s most recent World Series game, in 2007, on the road; he’ll start their next one tonight at Fenway Park. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Bobby V: I Could Have Reached World Series If Red Sox Had Kept Me

      The brief Bobby Valentine era is one Red Sox fans want to forget as soon as possible. He's currently the AD at Sacred Heart University while new skipper John Farrell and the Red Sox are in the World Series, so that probably helps. But Valentine thinks t…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Red Sox got the jump on Cards before '04 Series

      Looking back with the clarity the lens of history provides, it's evident the momentum swung on the 2004 World Series on Oct. 17 that year -- six days before the Fall Classic was scheduled to begin.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Credit for Red Sox's rise starts with rotation

      While facial hair, plate discipline and Koji Uehara's breakout have received plenty of deserved recognition, the resurgence of the Red Sox's starting pitching -- the biggest reason the club has risen from the cellar to the World Series -- has been under…
      Source: MLB.com
    • Three keys for the Cardinals in the World Series

      Beat reporter Jenifer Langosch examines three key components -- starting pitching, Allen Craig's return and the young arms in the bullpen -- for the Cardinals in their World Series matchup against the Red Sox.
      Source: MLB.com
    • Mayor Tom Menino wants to bring the ‘World Series Cup’ back to Boston (Video)

      Apparently, the outgoing mayor of Boston is infamous for his sports flubs. Tom Menino, who is finishing his fifth and final term as Boston's mayor, referred to the Commissioner's Trophy as the "World Series Cup" during a news conference Tuesda…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Boston Red Sox are favorites to win the World Series, according to oddsmakers

      Oddsmakers like the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series a little bit more than they like the St. Louis Cardinals.The Red Sox are listed at 5/7 while the Cardinals are at 6/5. The money line for the Red Sox is -140 (meaning you have to wager $140 to w…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Red Sox won't alter approach against tough Cards 'pen

      Perhaps the biggest difference the Red Sox will have to deal with this World Series compared what they saw in the American League Championship Series: a harder-throwing, more dominant bullpen. But don't expect any changes in the Red Sox's philosophy whe…
      Source: MLB.com
  • Mike Napoli, the Red Sox’s powerful pinch hitter, never gets the call in Game 3

    ST. LOUIS — Supposedly, one of the advantages of having to put Mike Napoli on the bench in the National League portion of the World Series was that the Boston Red Sox would have their slugger available to pinch hit.In Saturday night's tight Game 3, peop…
    Source: yahoo.com
    • World Series Game 3: Lineup breakdown

      A look at Saturday's lineups for Game 3 of the World Series between the Red Sox and Cardinals at Busch Stadium (FOX, 7:30 ET, first pitch 8:07).
      Source: MLB.com
    • Red Sox send the beards to the bench — Napoli and Gomes won’t start Game 3

      ST. LOUIS — Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't making us wait until Saturday to clear up a few of his World Series lineup questions heading into the first of three games at Busch Stadium.In a not-at-all surprising move, David Ortiz, the Red Sox's…
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Where do the Red Sox go from here? They’re looking forward to ‘tomorrow’

    ST. LOUIS — The mood in the Boston Red Sox locker room after Saturday's Game 3 was as foul as you'd expect. They had just lost a World Series game on an obstruction call that plated the winning run, a winning run they thought they'd thrown out.David Ort…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Cards get to deal with DH-less Red Sox lineup

    As the World Series shifts to Busch Stadium, playing from the comforts of their home ballpark presents more than just a friendly crowd and a familiar setting for the Cardinals. The change of venue also accompanies a change of rules, as the designated hi…
    Source: MLB.com
  • Rajon Rondo Was At The Red Sox Game And He Was Super Cold

    There are many things that I love about this picture, which was tweeted without explanation by Rajon Rondo last night.Read more...
    Source: deadspin.com
  • World Series, Game 2: The Sox's Mound Mismanagement

    The Cardinals beat the Red Sox, 4-2, on Thursday night, sending the World Series back to St. Louis in a 1-1 tie. They won largely because one pitcher ...
    Source: grantland.com
  • Cards turn tables, rally late to knot World Series

    On a night when Red Sox cleanup hitter David Ortiz marred an otherwise dominant effort from Cardinals rookie righty Michael Wacha with a sixth-inning blast in Game 2, the Cards answered -- albeit with some help from the Red Sox defense -- with three run…
    Source: MLB.com
  • Big pop! David Ortiz homers over Monster to put Red Sox up 2-1 in sixth inning of Game 2

    The Boston Red Sox had threatened a few times against rookie Michael Wacha on Thursday night, but had not made good on anything until David Ortiz took him over the Green Monster for a go-ahead, two-run home run in the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World…
    Source: yahoo.com
  • Reversed call hurts Cards, helps Red Sox's early rally

    An overturned call that went against the Cardinals in the first inning of Game 1 helped advance a Red Sox rally that ultimately saw them score three runs.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Reversed call helps Red Sox to early lead

      It didn't take long before there was a controversial call at the World Series.
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Botched call, then umpire reversal helps Red Sox take early lead in World Series Game 1

      BOSTON — It didn't take long for the 2013 World Series to have its first umpiring controversy.In the bottom of the first inning of Game 1, the Boston Red Sox had runners at first and second base with one out. David Ortiz grounded to second base. It look…
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Timlin likes Red Sox to win World Series in six games

    Mike Timlin was a reliever on the 2004 Red Sox World Series club that ended the franchise's 86-year title drought, and he was back in Boston on Wednesday ahead of Game 1 predicting a "dogfight" in the rematch against the Cardinals.
    Source: MLB.com
  • Lineup breakdown: Cardinals-Red Sox, Game 1

    A look at Wednesday's lineups for Game 1 of the World Series between the Cardinals and Red Sox at Fenway Park.
    Source: MLB.com
  • Buchholz, Doubront on Sox's Series roster

    The Boston Red Sox finalized their 25-man World Series roster Wednesday morning, and not only does it remain unchanged, it does not fuel any speculation about the status of starter Clay Buchholz.
    Source: ESPN.com
  • Lack of familiarity gives World Series an old-school feel

    A World Series rich in tradition and untouched by interleague play, this matchup has a classic feel.
    Source: CNNSI.com

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Cardinals beat Red Sox in Game 3 of World Series
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Red Sox send the beards to the bench — Napoli and Gomes won’t s…
The Red Sox are back to being Boston strong
Rajon Rondo Was At The Red Sox Game And He Was Super Cold
World Series Game 2: With Craig Breslow's error, Red Sox blow b…
One Ugly Inning Downs Red Sox, Ties World Series At One
Cards turn tables, rally late to knot World Series
Sloppy seventh inning by the Red Sox allows Cardinals to retake…
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Red Sox rout error-prone Cards in Game 1
World Series Game 1: Red Sox take advantage of Cardinals blunde…
Reversed call hurts Cards, helps Red Sox's early rally
Reversed call helps Red Sox to early lead
Botched call, then umpire reversal helps Red Sox take early lea…
Boston still hasn’t healed from the marathon bombing, but the R…
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The young Cardinals seek to avenge 2004′s World Series loss to …
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Bobby V: I Could Have Reached World Series If Red Sox Had Kept …
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