We came into the 2013 World Series expecting a dramatic, drawn-out battle between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. With the teams tied at a game apiece and the action shifting to Busch Stadium, that’s exactly what it’s shaping up to be.

The Cards probably won’t win three straight and bring the Fall Classic to a premature conclusion, but they should at least take command with two victories at home.

Let’s review their greatest advantages going forward.


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