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World Series Game 1 LIVE UPDATES: Red Sox, Cardinals Open 2013 Fall Classic At Fenway Park

Boston Red Sox players stretch before a workout at Fenway Park, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox are scheduled
Boston Red Sox players stretch before a workout at Fenway Park, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Boston. The Red Sox are scheduled to host the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 1 of baseball's World Series on Wednesday.. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

World Series Game 1
Boston Red Sox
vs.
St. Louis Cardinals
Fenway Park
8:07 ET

Here we go. The 2013 World Series is a matchup of the best from both leagues. For the first time since 1999, the teams with the best records in the NL and AL will meet in the Fall Classic.

We've got Yadi. We've got Papi. Boston has the beards. St. Louis has the Beltran. To keep things competitive, both teams have outstanding pitching staffs.

Boston lefty Jon Lester will take the mound for Game 1 to shut down the Cardinals' bats, who have struggled this season against left-handed pitchers. The Cardinals will have ace Adam Wainwright on the hill, who has been lights out in the playoffs with a 0.78 and 1.57 ERA.

Will the Cardinals struggle against another lefty? Will the Red Sox hold home field advantage? Or will the Cardinal Way prevail in Game 1?

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