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Lester to Start Game 1 of World Series for Red Sox

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester will start Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

That’s the word on Monday from Boston manager John Farrell.

Farrell says he hasn’t decided on his entire lineup, but designated hitter David Ortiz will start at least once at first base when the series shifts to St. Louis for the middle three games. There is no DH allowed in the NL park, meaning Ortiz will have to play the field for just the seventh time this season.

The Red Sox worked out Monday, two days after eliminating the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the AL championship series. Game 1 of the World Series is Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

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  • alpinequeen

    In 1946 the Cardinals beat the Red Sox in 7 games. That was the only series for Ted Williams. In 1967 the Cardinals beat the Red Sox in 7 games. That was the only series for Carl Yastrzemski. Then in 2004, when the Red Sox finally ended their 86 year-old World Series jinx, they beat the Cardinals in 4 games. And yes, the Red Sox did have other opponents. They lost to the Reds in 7 games in 1975 (despite Carlton Fisk’s dramatic game 6 home run), they lost to the Mets in 7 games in 1986 (thank you Bill Buckner) and they beat the Colorado Rockies in 2007. This year’s World Series should be interesting. May the best team win.