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In what appeared to be an effort to pay homage to the pre-August 1st Red Sox, the Townies won Game 1 of the 2004 World Series 11-9 on a dramatic Mark Bellhorn homerun in the bottom of the eighth that wiped away four Sox errors, a dozen men left on base, indifferent baserunning and struggles from the pitching staff. Thankfully, the Cards had similar problems. They just didn’t have a key homer from their number nine hitter. Game stories available from the Globe