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Game 1 podcast: All goes right for Sox, all goes wrong for Cards

David Ortiz (right) gives it up to Dustin Pedroia after Boston's 8-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of the World Series. (AP Photo).

By Mike Harrington

BOSTON -- Click below to hear my thoughts on the 8-1 thrashing the Red Sox handed the St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the World Series Wednesday night in Fenway Park.

The Cardinals didn't make any plays defensively, didn't get the key pitches they needed to from Adam Wainwright, had a correct umpire's decision go against them and didn't score a run until the ninth inning.

Other than that, everything was fine.

It really is fine for New England's Olde Towne Team. The Red Sox made it nine straight in the World Series and have scored 10 runs in the first inning of Game One in their last three trips to the Fall Classic. That's called getting off to a good start and it's hard to beat. They go for a 2-0 lead here Thursday night.

Mike Harrington on Game One


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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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