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Errors Prove Costly for St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox Take Game One of World Series

October 24th, 2013 at 8:53 AM
By Cody Fields

The St. Louis Cardinals spent the regular season as one of the best fielding teams in baseball, but three errors put them in a huge hole in their 8-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox in game one of the 2013 World Series.

The Cards had three errors, two by Pete Kozma, that led to four unearned Boston runs. Kozma's first error came on what would have been a first inning-ending double play, which led to Mike Napoli hitting a three-run double off Adam Wainwright. Kozma also booted another double play ball in the second, leading to two more runs.

"We had a wakeup call," manager Mike Matheny said on mlb.com. "This is not the kind of team that we've been all season. And they're frustrated [and] I'm sure embarrassed to a point."

David Ortiz was also robbed of a homer in that inning by Carlos Beltran in what turned into a sacrifice fly, injuring Beltran's ribs in the process. A CT scan and X-rays came back negative for extensive damage to Beltran.
 
Big Papi put the nail in the Cards' game one coffin with a two-run homer in the seventh; the Cardinals didn't score until Matt Holliday homered off Ryan Dempster to start the ninth inning.
 
Both teams will get back at it on Tuesday at 7:30 on FOX.
 

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Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Boston Red Sox, Carlos Beltran, David Ortiz, Mike Napoli, MLB, Pete Kozma, St. Louis Cardinals, World Series

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