Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/24/13
Sam Galanis Contributing Writer The Red Sox showed the St. Louis Cardinal’s that their offense was back by unloading an 8-1 drubbing on their ace Adam Wainwright for Game 1 Wednesday night. Not only does that set a great tone for the Sox for the Series, it also puts history on their side. In the last 25 World Series, 21 of the 25 teams who won Game 1 went on to win it all. What’s more, four of the last five teams to win Game 1 by seven or more runs have gone on to win the series: 2007       Boston over Colorado           13-1        Boston wins 4-0 2001       Arizona over Yankees            9-1        Arizona wins 4-3 1996       Atlanta over Yankees            12-1       Yankees win 4-2 1990       Cincinnati over Oakland         7-0        Cincinnati wins 4-0 1987       Minnesota over St. Louis       10-1       Minnesota wins 4-3 The big win is also a good sign following a weak offensive ALCS. I’ll admit I was nervous about Wainwright. The Tigers rotation
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