The Boston Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the World Series on Wednesday October 23, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 8-1 in Fenway Park.

Jon Lester was staked to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st inning, but it almost didn't happen. With runners on 1st and 2nd and one out, David Ortiz hit a grounder to second base. The second base umpire called Dustin Pedroia out, on a call that was clearly wrong. Sox manager John Farrell came out and requested that the umpire ask for help. When they did, the umpire crew reversed the call and the Sox had the bases loaded with one out.

That brought up Mike Napoli who hit a double to clear the bases and the Sox took a 3-0

The Sox would make it 5-0 on a David Ortiz sacrifice fly, that just missed  being a grand slam! Carlos Beltran made an unbelievable catch, and later had to leave the game and go to the hospital for chest x-rays after bumping hard into the wall.

Ryan Dempster fanned Matt Adams to end the game and give the Sox the 1-0 series lead

Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski threw out the first pitch

Game 2 is tonight. The Sox will send John Lackey to the mound and the Cardinals will counter with rookie Michael Wacha. You can hear tonight's game on WDEA AM 1370 with the pregame starting at 7 PM.