The Cardinals and Red Sox have too many nice things to say about each other. Doesn’t this series deserve some controversy?
How the Red Sox and Cardinals match up in key areas, and who should have the advantage 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
When this whirlwind season is over, Xander Bogaerts said he plans to return to Aruba, go to the beach, sit on the sand and reflect on how he went from part of the Red Sox’ future to part of their World Series team.
Sidelined since Sept. 4 with a foot injury, Allen Craig will be on the Cardinals roster. He’ll likely serve as the DH at Fenway and return to first base in games at Busch Stadium.
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.
The Curse of the Bambino didn’t end with the miracle comeback against the Yankees in the 2004 American League Championship Series, as cathartic as that was for Red Sox Nation.
Our baseball writers make their picks for who will win the World Series.
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.