The Cardinals and Red Sox are squaring off against one another yet again this year in the Fall Classic. While much of the spotlight will fall on marquis players like David Ortiz, a battle over a limited seven game sample such as this often boils down to X-Factors.
A big, early lead in a baseball playoff game always means victory, as the Boston Red Sox demonstrated once again in Game One of the 2013 World Series.
Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit.
In a title matchup that’s getting more interesting with every game, Derek Holland put the emphasis back on pitching.
Mike Napoli was in the middle of almost everything that went wrong in the fourth inning for the Texas Rangers in a 16-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday night.
Ron Kulpa is in his 13th year in the majors and this is his first World Series. He was picked before it was known the team he grew up dreaming of playing for would be involved.
Albert Pujols set a World Series record with 14 total bases in the Game 3 victory, plus tied records with 5 hits and 3 home runs.