Game 6 of the 2013 World Series is Wednesday night at 8 and the Red Sox have a chance to win their first World Series in Fenway since 1919.
The Red Sox took 2 of 3 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis to go up 3 games to 2 over the Cardinals in the 2013 World Series. Today is a travel day, and the next game is tomorrow at 8 at Fenway. It could be the final game, but if St. Louis evens the series, game 7 would be Thursday also at 8.
It’s been an interesting first week of the series; the first game saw the Cardinals take an absolute drubbing, 8-1 while making 3 costly errors. St. Louis picked up the next 2 though, first it was a 4-2 win with the eventual winning run coming on a Boston error in the 7th inning, and 2 days later it was 5-4 on a walk off obstruction call on Boston third baseman Will Middlebrooks after Allen Craig tripped over him trying to score on an overthrow down the left field line. It was the first World Series game to ever end on an interference call.
The craziness continued as the Sox took over the series with the next 2 wins. Sunday, Boston won 4-2 on a 3 run homer by Johnny Gomes for his first hit of the series and it ended on pickoff Cardinal pinch runner Kolten Wong. I guess last night’s win was the most routine yet, it was 3-1 Red Sox with both teams playing a clean game.
The matchup tomorrow is rookie Michael Wacha for the Cards against Jon Lackey. Wacha is a perfect 4-0 in his first postseason and has only allowed 3 runs total. He already beat Lackey in game 2, going 6 innings and surrendering 2 runs for the win. Lackey is 3-1 thus far in the postseason, but was 10-13 in the regular season, and he oddly pitched an inning of relief Sunday night. I doubt that will heavily affect his performance, but I still think Wacha’s the better pitcher and he and the Cardinals will pull this one out. After winning the World Series 2 years ago and losing in the championship series last season, they have plenty of experience in high pressure games when their season’s on the line. It’ll be tough, especially on the road, but I think St. Louis can come from behind and steal this series from the Red Sox. It definitely won’t be easy though; both potential games are in Boston giving the Red Sox a big advantage. The Cards also gotta deal with Big Papi who’s hitting .733 this series in 15 at bats. If Boston can close this out, it will be the first time they win the World Series at Fenway since 1918.
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