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Red Sox Take Game 1

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Boston's record-setting offense makes it easy for Josh Beckett as the Red Sox get a 13-1 win over Colorado in Game 1 of the World Series.

The Red Sox runs are the most ever by one team in a World Series opener and the biggest victory margin. They had 17 hits, and are the first club to hit eight doubles in a Series game since 1925. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Julio Lugo had three hits apiece.

Beckett struck out eight and allowed five hits and one walk through six innings.

Boston rookie Dustin Pedroia hit a leadoff home run off Colorado's Jeff Francis in a three-run first. Beckett got off to the best World Series start since Sandy Koufax, striking out the side in the first and the leadoff man in the second.

Rockies starter Jeff Francis gave up six runs on 10 hits in his four innings.

The Red Sox blew things open with seven runs in the fifth against reliever Franklin Morales to go up 13-1.

The Rockies' lone run came in the second after Garrett Atkins doubled and scored on Troy Tulowitzki's double.

Boston's veteran Curt Schilling starts Game 2 against Colorado rookie Ubaldo Jimenez.

This program aired on October 25, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.

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