St. Louis Cardinals announce Adam Wainwright to start 2013 World Series Game 1

Oct 9, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) celebrates after defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in game five of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

With the St. Louis Cardinals wrapping their NLCS up against the Los Angeles Dodgers in six games, that gave the Cardinals the opportunity to set their starting pitching rotation for the 2013 World Series anyway they wanted.

What they wanted was 19-game winner Adam Wainwright on the mound when the Cardinals take the field at Fenway Park on Wednesday night.

That will be the case come Game 1 as the Cardinals announced they will start their ace for Game 1 of the World Series.

Per Bob Nightengale:

No surprise; #stlcards Adam Wainwright will start Game 1

Nobody really expected anything otherwise, though, we were still awaiting official word from the team. The Cardinals have yet to name their Game 2 starter, though early speculation is that it will be Michael Wacha.

Wainwright has been absolute money during the 2013 postseason, posting a 2-1 record with a video game-like 1.57 ERA alongside a 0.78 WHIP.

The start against the Boston Red Sox will be the first of his career and obviously the first time he’s ever pitched at Fenway Park.

Topics: 2013 World Series, Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

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