The 2013 World Series is set to begin on Wednesday night, with the St. Louis Cardinals taking on the Boston Red Sox at 7:30 p.m. ET at Fenway Park.
Both teams wrapped up their respective League Championship Series in six games, allowing each team to reset their respective pitching staff for the World Series. That means Adam Wainwright will take the mound in Game 1 for the Cardinals, while Jon Lester earns the start for the Red Sox.
It should be a great series, with neither team seemingly holding a significant advantage in any one category. Getting a win in Game 1 would be big for either side, and what follows is a look at each team's biggest keys to opening the series 1-0.