The 2013 World Series was the 109th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship series. The American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals in the best-of-seven playoff four games to two. The Red Sox had home field advantage for the series, based on the American League’s win in the All-Star Game at Citi Field in Queens, New York, on July 16. The Series started on Wednesday, October 23, ending on Game 6 the following Wednesday, October 30, 2013.