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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. 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." Custom Dallas Stars Jerseys . Of course that doesnt mean hes ignoring it. Thats actually rather impossible given the behind-the-scenes access to the Toronto Maple Leafs the network is getting. Jason Spezza Jersey . "Its embarrassing what were doing here," leading scorer Phil Kessel said Wednesday. The most recent failed season came with even more pain than the six that preceded it. 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Tune in to catch the action on TSN at 10:30pm et/7:30pm pt. The circus comes to the United Center in Chicago and forces the Bulls to hit the road. It will be six games away from home for a Bulls team that has won five straight, but is also just 1-3 as a visitor this season. "The way weve always approached it -- and were not going to change -- is that were not looking at it as a long road trip," head coach Tom Thibodeau told the teams website. "Were just looking at it as getting ready for Denver. Thats why you want to establish a routine of preparation and you approach it the same way every game. If you look at it that way, prepare yourself and do the right things, the results will take care of themselves." As if a six-game road trip wasnt daunting enough, the Bulls announced on Wednesday that starting two guard Jimmy Butler didnt travel with the team. He has what is commonly referred to as turf toe and is listed as week-to-week. 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