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Starters vs. hitters: Lots of new ground

There are going to be a lot of players seeing each other for the first time in this series. Cardinals starters Michael Wacha, Lance Lynn, and Joe Kelly have not faced any current Red Sox more than 4 at-bats. The Red Sox and Cardinals haven’t met in any capacity since one three-game interleague series in 2008.

Here are the particulars:

Facing Adam Wainwright:

Shane Victorino, 5-for-22, 1 HR

Stephen Drew , 2-for-19, 5 K’s

Facing John Lackey

Carlos Beltran, 0-for-9, 3 K’s

Facing Jake Peavy

Matt Holliday, 8-for-28, 1 HR, 10 BB (.474 OBP)

Yadier Molina, 4-for-22, 5 K’s

Carlos Beltran, 8-for-20, 1 HR