red sox 8, cardinals 1 Red Sox beat Cardinals in Game 1 ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page John Tlumacki/Globe Staff The teams were introduced before the game. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff The Red Sox are seen during the National Anthem. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff John Farrell shook hands with Cardinals manager Mike Matheny. Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff A view of Fenway before the game. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston G A fan closed his eyes during the National Anthem. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski threw out the first pitch with three Medal of Honor winners. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Cardinal's shortstop Pete Kozma dropped a potential double play ball in the first inning. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Pedroia was called out, but John Farrell argued the call and the umpires reversed the ruling. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Cardinals manager Mike Matheny argued as well. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jon Lester started for the Red Sox. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in the first inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ortiz slid across the plate with the third run in the first inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Red Sox and fans celebrated in the first. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Red Sox fans reacted to a run scored during the second inning. Bill Greene/Globe Staff Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia celebrated as David Ortiz scored on Napoli's double. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Red Sox fans reacted to a play. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina allowed a popup to land between them. Bill Greene/Globe Staff The Cardinals infield and manager Mike Matheny visited the mound in the second. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ross forced John Jay, right, at the plate and then threw to first to complete a double play in the fourth. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Red Sox fans celebrated as David Freese grounded into a double play to end the fourth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jon Lester sounded off with David Ross as a double play ended the fourth. Jessica Rinaldi for The Boston Globe Jim Dowd, left, and Chris Cody, both of Simsbury, Conn., wore beards in support of the Red Sox. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ortiz and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watched Ortiz’s two-run home run in the seventh inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ortiz rounded the bases following his homer. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jon Lester allowed no runs as he pitched into the eighth inning. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff Fans cheered for Lester as he departed. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ortiz smiled as fans chatted with him in the eighth inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino, and Daniel Nava ran off the field. John Tlumacki The Red Sox won Game 1 behind strong pitching and hitting.