• Red Sox manager John Farrell said on Wednesday that Clay Buchholz and Jake Peavy will start games in St. Louis over the weekend. The order of those starts, however, remains undetermined. Farrell indicated that he will not slot in his Games 3 and 4 starters until after John Lackey makes his Game 2 start.
Matheny has not announced his starters for Game 3 or 4 either, though the assignments are expected to go to Joe Kelly and Lance Lynn.
• The Cardinals' reputation with runners in scoring position has made its way to Boston, where Farrell noted on Wednesday that "to think they've hit 52 points higher than us with runners in scoring position is pretty remarkable."
Indeed, the Red Sox had sufficient success with runners in scoring position this year; their .278 team average ranked third in the Majors. But the Cardinals, with a .330 average, hit better with runners on second and/or third, than any team in at least 40 years.
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