World Series Game 1 LIVE UPDATES: Red Sox, Cardinals Open 2013 Fall Classic At Fenway Park

10/23/2013 07:31 pm ET
AP

World Series Game 1
Boston Red Sox
vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
Fenway Park
8:07 ET

Here we go. The 2013 World Series is a matchup of the best from both leagues. For the first time since 1999, the teams with the best records in the NL and AL will meet in the Fall Classic.

We've got Yadi. We've got Papi. Boston has the beards. St. Louis has the Beltran. To keep things competitive, both teams have outstanding pitching staffs.

Boston lefty Jon Lester will take the mound for Game 1 to shut down the Cardinals' bats, who have struggled this season against left-handed pitchers. The Cardinals will have ace Adam Wainwright on the hill, who has been lights out in the playoffs with a 0.78 and 1.57 ERA.

Will the Cardinals struggle against another lefty? Will the Red Sox hold home field advantage? Or will the Cardinal Way prevail in Game 1?

Scroll down for live updates.

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10/23/2013 11:26 PM EDT

GAME OVER

Dempster strikes out Adams to end the game. Red Sox win 8-1 and take a 1-0 World Series lead.

10/23/2013 11:24 PM EDT

Not Over Yet

Freese singles to right field to keep the game going. Comeback? Anyone? Anyone?

10/23/2013 11:21 PM EDT

Fly Out

Yadier Molina flies out to shallow right and Pedroia runs out to make the catch. One out to go for Boston.

10/23/2013 11:21 PM EDT

Reminder

10/23/2013 11:20 PM EDT

1 Out

Allen Craig flies out to right-center field. Red Sox are 2 outs away from a Game 1 win.

10/23/2013 11:18 PM EDT

No Shutout

Matt Holliday crushes a home run over the Green Monster and there goes the shutout. 8-1 Red Sox.

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