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BOSTON - The Red Sox worked out at Fenway Park on Monday afternoon, a little more than 48 hours before the scheduled start of the World Series. Kostas Antetokounmpo Jersey . The St. Louis Cardinals were scheduled to arrive in Boston in time for a workout on Tuesday afternoon. Much of Mondays discussion focused on Bostons lineup considerations as the series progresses, specifically when the venue shifts to St. Louis Busch Stadium and games are played under National League rules. GAME 1 STARTERS CONFIRMED To no ones surprise, Red Sox manager John Farrell selected ace left-hander Jon Lester as his Game 1 starter. In three playoff starts this year, one against Tampa Bay and two versus Detroit, Lester is 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA, 1.189 WHIP and two home runs allowed in 19 1/3 innings. The Cardinals, who will have had four full days of rest by the time Wednesday night rolls around, will turn to ace right-hander Adam Wainwright to open the series. In three playoff starts, two versus Pittsburgh and one against Los Angeles, Wainwright is 2-1 with a 1.57 ERA, 0.783 WHIP, and one home run allowed in 23 innings. RED SOX LINEUP DECISIONS AND PROBLEMS Its the challenge each American League representative faces when it reaches the World Series. With the elimination of the designated hitter in the National League ballpark, how do you best allot playing time when the pitcher has to take a spot in the batting lineup? The choice comes down to David Ortiz vs. Mike Napoli. Farrell would only commit to his Game 3 decision, which will be to play Ortiz at first base and have Napoli come off the bench. Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy says the loss of either bat from the starting lineup will hurt. "When we play in St. Louis I certainly think were at a disadvantage," said Peavy. "When youre looking at having to not have a Napoli or David Ortiz in your lineup its certainly not fun for us with the style of baseball were used to playing. At the same time, well have one of those hired guns on the bench ready for a big moment." Is it time for the designated hitter to be implemented in the National League, thereby evening the playing field? "Im not for that," said Peavy, who began his career with the Padres, for whom he had a number of successful seasons. "Im for the pitcher hitting in both leagues. I love the National League style of game." It seems, at the moment, that right-hand hitting Jonny Gomes will get the Game 1 start in left field, relegating Daniel Nava to the bench. Xander Bogaerts will start at third base over Will Middlebrooks. "Cant go away from maybe a little bit of momentum that a certain lineup has provided for us," said Farrell. "Daniel Nava is certainly not forgotten, nor is any guy. As we talked about with Xander taking over for Will and Ill just let you know, very similar conversation with both guys, both with Daniel and Will, is that its going to take contributions from every guy on this team to get to where we want to go. That may be in a little bit different role than youve been accustomed to in the regular season." Dennis Smith Jr. Jersey . UEFA said Wednesday that the champions of England and France only have to include five home-trained players in their 21-man squads next season instead of the expected eight. Only one of the five players needs to be trained by the club itself. Custom Dallas Mavericks Jerseys .com) - Colorado may be ahead of the Vancouver Canucks in the Western Conference standings, but they are a club that the Avalanche may want to avoid in the playoffs.ROME - With nearly half the stadium closed to fans as punishment for territorial chants, not much was missed in a 0-0 draw between second-place Roma and fifth-place Inter Milan in Serie A on Saturday. Both sides came closest to scoring in the first half, when Roma had a goal from Mattia Destro waved off for offside and Inters Rodrigo Palacio headed high. "A draw was a fair result. Neither squad had many chances," Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic said. The draw moved Roma provisionally within eight points of Juventus, which is heading toward its third consecutive title. Inter moved two points ahead of Hellas Verona in the race for the final Europa League spot. Roma had won eight straight at home — seven in Serie A and one in the Italian Cup. On Sunday, Juventus visits AC Milan, third-place Napoli plays at Livorno, and fourth-place Fioreentina hosts Lazio. Cheap Dallas Mavericks Jerseys. Roma was ordered to close the sections behind both goals, where the ultras sit, for anti-Naples chants during a cup match last month. Further insults heard against Sampdoria resulted in a third section being closed. Some 500 fans protested the ban outside the stadium by lighting fireworks and flares. Second-half substitute Pjanic nearly put Roma ahead in the 75th but his effort was denied with a tough save from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. "I could have done better but he made a good save," Pjanic said. On the ensuing corner, Pjanic rose above the defence for a header but missed the target. 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