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Lester for Red Sox, Wainwright for Cardinals are Game 1 starters
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright, who has 20 strikeouts in 23 innings in the playoffs, will oppose left-hander Jon Lester for the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the 2013 World Series on Wednesday.
“They have very good young pitching, they have very good pitching in general,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said. “Obviously they hit with guys in scoring position like no other.”
The Red Sox are in catch-up mode, Farrell said, preparing for a Cardinals pitching staff with a short track record, albeit one with rich success.
A lineup hasn’t been drawn up by Farrell for the opening game of the series, but he said he will talk to his platoon players to let them know the Red Sox need contributions from all of them.