Boston (HawaiiNewsNow) - Wailuku native and Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino was hitless in game one of the 2013 World Series, but his team had more than enough offense to take a 1-0 lead in the series, beating St. Louis 8-1, Wednesday night.
An error by Cardinals shortstop Pete Kozma in the first inning helped spark a 3-run rally by the Red Sox in the first inning, but his second error in the second inning off a sharp grounder by Victorino, allowed the St. Anthony grad to reach base safely during an 0-4 day.
With the bases loaded in the first inning, Mike Napoli doubled to deep left field scoring Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, to give Boston a 3-0 lead.
In the second inning, Pedroia added an RBI single, while Ortiz hit a sac-fly to increase the Red Sox lead to 5-0. The scoring was tempered until Ortiz hit a 2-run home run in the 7th off Kevin Siegrist to make it 7-0. In the 8th, Xander Bogaerts extended Boston's lead to 8-0 with a sac fly.
The Cardinals eventually got on board in the 9th when Matt Holiday hit a solo shot, making the final score 8-1.
Boston pitcher Jon Lester worked 7.2 innings, scattering 5 hits, allowing no runs and striking out 8 to earn the win.
Hilo native and University of Hawaii alum Kolten Wong did not make an appearance for the Cardinals.
Game two of the series is Thursday with the first pitch set for 2:07 HST.
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