RSL Poll: Game 1 MVP

The Guru
Contributing Writer

The Red Sox routed the Cardinals 8-1 and may have set the tone for the rest of the World Series. Jon Lester pitched like an ace, Mike Napoli delivered the big hit, David Ortiz hit a bomb and the umpires held a conference that changed the game and got the call right.

Jon Lester may be facing some question about what may or may not have been in his glove, but there's no question he dominated the Cardinals. Lester pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings with eight strikeouts and picked up his third win this postseason.

Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in the first inning and the Red Sox had an early lead that the Cards count not recover from.

David Ortiz went 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs score. Big Papi's 2-run home run in the seventh inning put the Sox up 7-0.

Baseball fans also witnessed something they may have never seen before: The umpires overturned a blown call. In the frst inning shortstop Pete Kozma dropped a potential double play ball, but the umpire called an out at second base. However, the entire six-man crew huddled up and reversed the call -- without looking at any video. Who needs instant replay?

What say you, Red Sox Lifer's?

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