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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CENTER FIELD( Wire photos )
Although Shane Robinson started in Game 6 of the NLCS, Jon Jay, left, should be in the lineup on Wednesday. Jay is only hitting .206 (7-for-34) in the first two rounds of the postseason and has struggled at times in the field. Don't be surprised if Robinson eventually gets the nod.
There is no cause for concern for the Red Sox in center field, as Jacoby Ellsbury, right, has been terrific. The soon-to-be free agent had missed most September with a compression fracture in his right foot, but has shown no ill effects from the injury, as he hit .318 (7-for-22) in the ALCS and is batting .400 (10-for-40) with five RBI overall. Plus he's been a bear on the basepaths and his 16 hits and .992 OPS lead both teams.
EDGE: RED SOX