Red Sox on the road vs. Cardinals at home
On the road this season, the Red Sox ran into more trouble than at home, posting a record of 44-27 that was still good for second in the American League behind the Texas Rangers. In the 2013 playoffs, the Red Sox have won on the road, going 1-1 in the ALDS against Tampa Bay and impressively taking two out of three games in Detroit in the ALCS. The Red Sox are 4-0 on the road in their past two World Series trips to St. Louis in 2004 and Colorado in 2007.
The Cardinals were just a bit better than the Red Sox at home in 2013, winning 54 games and losing just 27, second in the majors only to the Atlanta Braves. So far in the playoffs, the Cardinals have been almost unbeatable at home, losing just once – Game 2 of the NLDS against the Pirates – with an overall record of 5-1. After falling in two home games to lose the 2004 World Series to the Red Sox, the Cardinals have gone 6-1 in seven home games in the Fall Classic in 2006 and 2011.