8:07 PM ET, October 23, 2013
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
St. Louis: Wainwright (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Boston: Lester (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
St. Louis Cardinals’ Lance Lynn squeezed through a door leading into the Green Monster, shimmied along a cramped space behind the famed left-field wall and peered out a tiny metal slot in the Fenway Park scoreboard.
Plenty of the team’s players got their first look at the century-old ballpark during a workout yesterday, a day before they opened the World Series versus the Boston Red Sox.
Boston saw something awesome as well. As they took batting practice at dusk, a giant, vibrant rainbow formed high in the sky beyond center field. Slugger David Ortiz was one to notice.
Now, the team’s are set to meet for the fourth time in “that Octobery kind of air,” as Cardinals Game 1 starter Adam Wainwright put it.
The Red Sox will start with Jon Lester will tonight, facing a lineup that got a late boost. Allen Craig, who hit a major league-leading .454 with runners in scoring position but hasn’t played since Sept. 4 because of sprained left foot, will try to impress YouWager bettors tonight.
Weather could be something to consider. Temperatures are supposed to dip into the low 40s and rain is in the forecast.
According to the MLB live betting lines, the Red Sox were listed as a slim favorite in the matchup between teams that tied for the big league lead in victories.
These teams haven’t met in the regular season since 2008, and Boston’s speedster Jacoby Ellsbury was looking forward to this pairing that some are billing as the Beards vs. the Birds.