Fall Classic Opens in Boston
BOSTON (AP) - The World Series is underway in Boston as the Red Sox host the St. Louis Cardinals.
It's the fourth time the Bosox and Redbirds have met in the Fall Classic, and the first since Boston swept St. Louis nine years ago for its first championship in 86 years. The Cards earned seven-game victories in 1946 and 1967.
The Red Sox are trying to win their third crown in 10 years. St. Louis is aiming to take its second title in past three years and its third since 2006.
Tonight's pitching matchup has Jon Lester going for the home team against Adam Wainwright.
Ticket-holders were asked to leave backpacks at home, a visible reminder of the April 15 bombings that killed three and wounded more than 260 at the Boston Marathon. Security personnel used metal-detecting wands to screen fans entering Fenway Park. Boston Police stood on every nearby corner, sizing up the faces of fans as they gathered for the Fall Classic.