Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez hits an RBI single in the seventh inning of Game 1 of the 2004 World Series.
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Boston (AL) 4, St. Louis (NL) 0

Game Scores:
BOS 11, STL 9 @ BOS
BOS 6, STL 2 @ BOS
BOS 4, STL 1 @ STL
BOS 3, STL 0 @ STL
MVP:
Manny Ramirez

Why the Red Sox won: Pick a reason. The Sox hit .283 and their pitchers limited the Cardinals to a .190 average.

Why the Cardinals lost: The Cardinals could not get off to a good start. They were outscored 8-0 in the first inning.

Memorable moment: The final out, when Keith Foulke flipped the ball to Doug Mientkiewicz to end the curse.

Key stat: 86. Years since the Boston Red Sox had won the World Series.