The Cardinals and Red Sox have too many nice things to say about each other. Doesn’t this series deserve some controversy?
Nick Cafardo breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of the Red Sox and Cardinals in the World Series.
Red Sox Notebook
The Red Sox say Buchholz is expected to start in St. Louis, but there are signs they may be worried about his health.
The Red Sox, a year removed from a 69-win season, are seeking to become the first team since the 1991 Twins to go from last place to a World Series title.
Christopher L. Gasper
The rookie, who added a jolt to the Red Sox in the ALCS, offers the Sox a chance to see their present and future combine in the World Series.
Sidelined since Sept. 4 with a foot injury, Craig will be on the Cardinals roster and likely serve as the DH at Fenway.
It would have been reasonable for the Cardinals to give hard-throwing youngster Michael Wacha the Game 1 start, but they wanted Wainwright’s experience.
The Cardinals outfielder with the creaky knees has come through for his teammates, who are trying to come through with a title for him.
Opinion | Geoff Edgers
Singing the Neil Diamond song has been a tradition at Fenway for more than a decade. But the time has come to end it.
As the Red Sox bid for an improbable third crown in 10 years, the Cardinals again stand in their way, just as they did in 2004.
Cardinals or Red Sox? Our baseball writers make their picks.
It’s been an up-and-down (literally, to the minors) season for Middlebrooks, who is upbeat nevertheless about contributing in the World Series.
Victorino’s grand slam in the seventh catapulted the Red Sox to a 5-2 victory over the Tigers as they won the ALCS in six games.
The Sox locked down the Rays to claim the ALDS in four games and will now face the Tigers or Athletics when the next round begins at Fenway on Saturday.