A daily glance inside the numbers from the world of sports:
• The Cardinals are the fifth team since 1940 to win Game 1 of the World Series on the road by at least a five-run margin. The previous four teams to do that over the last 66 years went on to lose the series: the Tigers in 1940 (at Cincinnati), the Cubs in 1945 (at Detroit), the Brewers in 1982 (at St. Louis) and the Braves in 1996 (at New York).
But how's this for a favorable omen for St. Louis? The ...