Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/13/14
Mike Napoli hit a three-run double in the first, and the Boston Red Sox took advantage of a reversed call by umpires and sloppy St. Louis fielding to take a 5-0 lead over the Cardinals after three innings of the World Series opener on Wednesday night. Carlos Beltran prevented the game from becoming even more of an early blowout, reaching over the right-field wall to rob David Ortiz of a grand slam in the second inning. Playing in the World Series for the first time in a 16-year career, Beltran bruised ribs on his right side and left the game an inning later. St. Louis, one of the major league's top-fielding teams, looked more like the Bad News Bears than slick glovesmen as they started their second Series in three seasons. Second baseman Pete Kozma dropped a throw for an error that set up Napoli's big hit, pitcher Adam Wainwright and catcher Yadier Molina allowed a popup 40 feet from home plate to fall between them for a single and Kozma let a bouncer roll out of his glove for a ...
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