The Boston Red Sox scored five runs in the first two innings to take control of Game One of the World Series and cruised to an 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Red Sox put two of the first three men on, when the game turned on its head with a controversial play. Pete Kozma missed the ball on an attempted start of a double play at second base which was originally called out, but reversed after the umpires convened together. The result left the bases loaded with one out, and Mike Napoli drove home all three runners on an RBI-double.
Dustin Pedroia drove home Stephen Drew in the second and David Ortiz came inches away from a grand slam when Carlos Beltran went over the wall to rob him. Ortiz drove in a run as a result of a sacrifice fly, but Beltran was taken out of the game after hitting the wall hard on the play. Mike Matheny said after the game Beltran suffered an injury, with X-rays and a CT scan performed at Massachusetts General Hospital coming back negative.
Jon Lester kept the Cardinals at bay striking out eight and allowing five hits. Ortiz homered in the seventh, his 16th postseason home run, tying him with Carlos Beltran in career numbers. Matt Holliday hit his third homer of the playoffs in the ninth inning for the Cards only run.
St. Louis tries to even the series on Thursday with Michael Wacha facing John Lackey in Game Two. Coverage on KTGR begins at 6 PM.