The World Series participants have been set as the St Louis Cardinals will travel for game 1 of the best of seven from Major League Baseball scheduled for Wednesday night.
First pitch from Fenway Park in Boston is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FOX TV.
The World Series Game 1 odds have the home team Boston Red Sox favored by -119 odds with the return on the road underdog St Louis Cardinals at +119 odds. The run total is lined at 7 runs.
The Cardinals will start right hander Adam Wainwright in game one as he will oppose Red Sox left hander Jon Lester. Wainwright has a record of 19-9 with an ERA of 2.94. Wainwright has worked three post season games and allowed four earned runs and 17 hits over 25 innings. Lester is 15-8 on the 2013 campaign with an ERA of 3.75. Lester in three post season starts has given up five earned runs and 16 hits over 19 1/3rd innings.
Both teams have solid bullpen relievers who can protect leads late in the game so there may be few late inning heroics in this series.
St Louis enters the World Series after a 9-0 home victory in Game 6 of the NLCS last Friday night to the LA Dodgers as a +123 betting underdog. The game went over 5 ½ runs. Boston also advances in their Championship Series in 6 games as they defeat the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night 5-2 as a -105 home betting underdog. The total finished right at the closing line of seven runs.