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ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28: Jon Lester #31 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Five of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Boston Pitchers Silence St. Louis Bats So Far This Series

After another dominant Red Sox effort on the mound in Game Five, the Cardinals bats will have to wake up if they want to win the title.

10/29/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 27: Koji Uehara #19 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with teammate Mike Napoli #12 after throwing out Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals to win Game Four of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 27, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals 4-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Baseball Aficionados Rejoice As Red Sox Game 4 Win Ensures Series Will Be Won At Historic Fenway Park

The St. Louis Cardinals would probably have chosen not to return to Fenway Park, but now after a pitching letdown in Game Four, they’ll have no choice – and that’s great for baseball and its fans.

10/28/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26: Brandon Workman #67 of the Boston Red Sox is removed from the game in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the 2013 World Series at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Boston May Learn Losing Close Ones Is Hard To Overcome In October

Baseball analysts cite win-loss record in close games as a sign. But what does it mean in the postseason?

10/27/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: A fan poses for a photo during Game Two of the 2013 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

World Series Game Three Most Important In Series

In any seven-game series, Game Three is perhaps the most pivotal one. Who will win it on Saturday?

10/26/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Trevor Rosenthal #26 and Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrate after defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in Game Two of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park on October 24, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Boston Faces World Series Adversity For First Time Since 1986

The Boston Red Sox had not lost in the World Series since Game Seven of the 1986 World Series, after sweeping in both 2004 and 2007.

10/24/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 23: Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals walks back to the dugout during Game One of the 2013 World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on October 23, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Fast Starts Often Mean Big Wins In Baseball Playoffs

A big, early lead in a baseball playoff game always means victory, as the Boston Red Sox demonstrated once again in Game One of the 2013 World Series.

10/24/2013

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 10: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single to break up a no hitter in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers during Game Five of the American League Division Series at O.co Coliseum on October 10, 2013 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Season in Review: Oakland Is Still the Bay Area Baseball King

The A’s won their 16th division title in 2013, but bowed out with a disappointing ALDS loss (again).

KHTK Sports 1140–10/22/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 18: Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates as Mark Ellis #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers strikes out as the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 18, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

World Series Preview Part 2: Stats Don’t Lie; St. Louis Earned Their Spot In The Series

In this second installment of a three-part sequence previewing the 2013 World Series, a look at the St. Louis Cardinals and their consistent success.

10/22/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: David Ortiz #34 and manager John Farrell #53 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with the trophy after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 5-2 to clinch the ALCS in six games.

World Series Preview Part 1: What Went Wrong In Boston And What Went Right

In this first installment of a three-part sequence previewing the 2013 World Series, a look at the Boston Red Sox and their extraordinary season.

10/21/2013

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 19: Jonny Gomes #5 of the Boston Red Sox celebrates after defeating the Detroit Tigers in Game Six of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on October 19, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox defeated the Tigers 5-2 to clinch the ALCS in six games. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Detroit Bullpen Falters Again, Hands Boston ALCS

The Boston Red Sox advanced to the World Series with a Game Six win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday night, marking the second time in the matchup that the Detroit bullpen couldn’t hold a late-inning lead at Fenway Park.

10/20/2013

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 18: Jason Motte #30 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cardinals defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-0 in Game Six of the National League Championship Series at Busch Stadium on October 18, 2013 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Cardinals Blast Dodgers En Route To Fourth World Series In Ten Years

The St. Louis Cardinals truly have established themselves as the model National League franchise, with their fourth league pennant since 2004, and they’ll shoot for their third World Series title in that time frame next week.

10/19/2013

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 22: Rain falls as Jon Jay #19 of the St. Louis Cardinals and the rest of the Cardinals dugout watches in the ninth inning against the San Francisco Giants in Game Seven of the National League Championship Series at AT&T Park on October 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cardinals Fall In Game 5, Will They Repeat 2012 NLCS Collapse?

The St. Louis Cardinals lost 3 straight in 2012 to get eliminated. Can they avoid the same fate in 2013 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

10/17/2013

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