Tale of the Tape: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox
The Winner Is
St. Louis has a slight edge over Boston, but overall, the two teams are evenly matched. The Series should go seven games, and the Cardinals are unlikely to win it in five games like they did in 2006. The Red Sox are too good for that. Neither team has a "rust" edge, like St. Louis had in 2006 or Boston had in 2007, when their opponents had been sitting around for a week getting stale after sweeping their respective LCS match-ups. But picking the visiting team to win a Game Seven in Fenway Park just doesn't feel right at all. So the call here is that the superior starting pitching of the Cardinals — combined with the clutch hitting demonstrated all season by the lineup top to bottom — will prevail in six games (WLWLWW). And because he was robbed of the 2012 regular-season NL MVP Award, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina will win the 2013 World Series MVP Award.