David Ortiz hit a two-run homerun and knocked in three runs to power the Boston Red Sox to an 8-1 victory over the Cardinals in Game One of the World Series at Fenway Park last night.
Ortiz had a grand slam taken away by Cards right fielder Carlos Beltran in the bottom of the second inning.
Beltran left the game with a rib contusion following the catch.
Mike Napoli had a bases-clearing double in the first inning for Boston.
Jon Lester struck out eight over seven-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless ball for the win.
Adam Wainwright was shelled for five runs in five innings for the loss.
Matt Holliday hit a solo homer in the top of the ninth for St. Louis.
Game Two is tonight.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports