Cards' Adam Wainright endures rough start

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright reacts during second inning action against the Red Sox during...

Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright reacts during second inning action against the Red Sox during Game 1 of the World Series in Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. (Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

Bob Elliott, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:07 AM ET

For Adam Wainwright, almost everything went wrong.

The St. Louis Cardinals starter watched in anger while umpires overruled an out call at second as shortstop Pete Kozma muffed a possible inning-ending, double play in a three-run first.

Wainwright waved everyone off a Stephen Drew's pop up, then backed off and watched in shock as it to nestled into the lush Fenway Park grass in the two-run second.

And worst of all, he looked on in worry as the Cardinals' best hitter, Carlos Beltran, crashed into the fence in right field making a catch and later left Game 1 of the 109th World Series Wednesday night at Fenway.

The Boston Red Sox outclassed the Cards, as if playing triple-A Pawtucket, by an 8-1 score. Game 2 of the best-of-seven series is Thursday night at Fenway.


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