The Boston Red Sox look for another World Series in 2013 when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals. Both teams have been powerhouses all season long and this may be the most entertaining World Series in over a decade.
The series begins Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston. Click here for a full schedule including pitching match-ups.
But before you start picking sides to bet on get caught up on how the Red Sox have faired in past World Series match-ups.
Here are the Boston Red Sox World Series Betting Stats & Trends:
- The Boston Red Sox reached their 11th World Series by beating the Detroit Tigers in six games; third best by an American League team, only behind the New York Yankees (40), and the Oakland A’s (14).
- With a win in the series against the Cardinals, the Red Sox will become the fourth best team in MLB history with 8th World Series championships; they are currently tied with the San Francisco Giants, but a victory will put them all alone at 4th.
- The Red Sox are 1-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals in World Series meetings, but they swept them the last time they met in 2004.
- David Ortiz is the only survivor of the 2004 team that swept the Cardinals in the Fall Classic.
- Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury and Jon Lester are the only guys who won the 2007 title when the Sox swept the Colorado Rockies.
- Boston has won six of the 10 World Series they played in; they lost twice to the Cardinals, once against the Cincinnati Reds and one to the NY Mets.
- The Red Sox have won their last two World Series appearances since breaking the Bambino Cursed.
- The Boston Red Sox won 97 games, to lead a division that included one other postseason team and two additional clubs with winning records.
- The Red Sox became the 7th team since 1990 to reach the World Series following a season in which they finished in last place.
- Boston batted .202 against the Detroit Tigers in the ALCS and had only four home runs in the entire series; however, three of those four HRs came either to tie or to win the game.
- With the Grand Slam in game six of the series against the Tigers, Shane Victorino is the 1st player in MLB history with multiple GO-AHEAD grand slams in the postseason.
- Lefty Jon Lester is listed to pitch game one of the World Series. He opened the divisional round against the Tampa Bay Rays and the ALCS against the Tigers with a 1-1 record in those starts.
- Lester has thrown 19.1 innings in this 2013 postseason allowing 16 hits, 5 runs and two HR; he also had 14 strikeouts and a .233 ERA.
- The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston’s last 9 games when playing St. Louis. They haven’t met since 2008.
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