World Series position-by-position breakdown
(Analysis by The Sports Network)
Two of the most storied franchises in major league history will battle in the 2013 World Series, as the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox get the best-of-seven matchup underway Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Let's take a look at the matchups at each position.
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In addition to being the best defensive catcher in the game, Yadier Molina, left, has also become a more than capable bat in the lineup. This year, he hit .319 and drove in 80 runs. Molina, though, was just 5-for-25 in the NLCS.
Molina may be tested by the run-happy Red Sox, especially Jacoby Ellsbury, who led the majors in steals this season and has six stolen bases this postseason.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, right, set career highs in almost every offensive category during the regular season, but was just 3-for-16 in the ALCS.