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Red Sox and Cardinals open the 2013 World Series

Mike Napoli hit a three-run double right after umpires reversed a blown call, Jon Lester made an early lead stand up and Boston romped past sloppy St. Louis 8-1 in Game 1 of the World Series

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Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes, left, talks with Ryan Dempster during batting practice before Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester throws in the outfield before Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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The St. Louis Cardinals line up along the third base line during introductions before Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Former Boston Red Sox Carl Yastrzemski throws out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma (38) drops the ball while attempting to force out Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) while umpire Dana DeMuth (32) makes the call during game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell argues a call with umpire Dana DeMuth during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny (22) reacts after a call is overturned by umpire John Hirschbeck (17) during the first inning in game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox's Mike Napoli hits a three-run scoring double during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright, left, rear watches as Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes, left, Jacoby Ellsbury, centre, and Dustin Pedroia, celebrate a three-run scoring double by Mike Napoli during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (left) celebrates scoring on a three run double by first baseman Mike Napoli (not pictured) as centre fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (center), and second baseman Dustin Pedroia (right) celebrate during the first inning during game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright looks at catcher Yadier Molina after neither could catch a pop up by Boston Red Sox's Stephen Drew during the second inning of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (left) and starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) react after allowing a ball hit by Boston Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew (not pictured) fall in for an infield hit in the second inning during game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) reacts during the second inning during game one of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Carlos Beltran makes a catch by Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz during the second inning of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig breaks his bat as he fouls off a pitch during the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's Jonny Gomes makes a catch on a ball hit by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Adams during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Shane Robinson slides safely into third ahead of the tag by Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts during the fifth inning of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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St. Louis Cardinals' Allen Craig walks to the dugout after striking out against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hits a two-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 7th inning during game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina watches as Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz hits a two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox's David Ross tugs on the beard of David Ortiz, left, after Ortiz hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) celebrates a 2-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of game one of the World Series at Fenway Park.

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the game during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston.

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