• On Monday, the Red Sox officially named lefty Jon Lester as their Game 1 starter for the World Series. Lester will face Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. Neither the Cardinals nor the Red Sox have announced rotation plans beyond that first game.
• The Cardinals flew to Boston on Monday afternoon, shortly after holding a workout at Busch Stadium. In addition to the batting-practice session held for Allen Craig, the Cardinals took infield practice, batting practice and had several pitchers throw. The team will work out at Fenway Park from 1-3 p.m. CT on Tuesday.
• Shortly after long-time manager Jim Leyland announced that he was stepping down from his post on the Tigers, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny expressed his admiration for the job Leyland has done since beginning his managerial career in Pittsburgh in the mid-90s.
"I have a lot, a lot of respect for him," Matheny said. "Jim is somebody I spent some time with and was able to pick his brain as a player when he was helping us out. I have talked to him since about being a manager. He is somebody that, I believe, is one of those top-level people, top-level managers, and I have a lot of respect for how he went about his business. What a great run he's had."
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