Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals Pick-Odds-Prediction World Series Game Six - 10/30/13
St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) at Boston Red Sox (97-65)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 8:07 pm (Fenway Park)
Michael Wacha (R) (7-1) (2.222) vs. John Lackey (R) (12-14) (3.511)
The Line: Boston Red Sox -115 / St. Louis Cardinals +108 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Boston Red Sox look to close out the World Series with a win in game six over the St Louis Cardinals.
In what has been a hard fought series with some unheard of finishes St Louis looks to send this to a decisive game seven after falling to Boston by a 3-1 count in game five to trail the series 3-2. The heavy hitting Cardinals lineup never got un tracked to support a winnable performance on the mound. Ace Adam Wainwright who struggled in game one gave his team a chance with all three runs allowed on eight hits and a free pass while recording ten strikeouts in seven innings pitched. The Redbirds offense has had problems scoring at times and did so once again with a mere four hits and no walks with the lone run plated on Matt Holliday's second home run of the series in the 4th. The Cardinals send rookie Michael Wacha to the mound in game six hoping to send this series to game seven. Wacha defeated Boston 4-2 with both runs given up on three hits and four BB over six frames.
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The Red Sox received another stellar performance on the mound to combine with a few clutch hits to upend the Cardinals 3-1 at Bush Stadium on Monday to take a 3-2 lead in the series and a chance to win their third world title in eleven years Wednesday in game six. Left hander Jon Lester continued to dominate with the lone run allowed on a solo homer through 7.2 inninigs pitched while whiffing seven. Lester improved to 2-0 with a microscopic 0.59 ERA while Koji Uehara continued to mow batters down with a perfect 1.1 frames to pick up his second save. The Red Sox had several chances to score on their nine hit, one walk attack that saw David Ortiz double in a first inning run while David Ross doubled in the eventual game winner in the 7th with Jacoby Ellsbury singling in an insurance run. Veteran John Lackey toes the rubber in game six hoping to wrap up the World Series at home. Lackey dropped his lone match up with the Cardinals 4-2 with three runs plated on five hits in 6.1 innings.
Game five didn't have the dramatic finishes we saw in the previous two contests but it was close and tense throughout. It's hard to find an edge here in a toss up but I'll side with the hurler who has been lights out and hope he can do it yet again...