WORLD SERIES GAME 5: BOSTON RED SOX AT ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Gametime: 7:30 p.m.
Radio: ESPN Radio
Weather: Mostly cloudy, 56 degrees, wind 6 mph
Starting pitchers: BOS – Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75) / STL – Adam Wainwright (19-9, 2.94)
Just when you think you've seen it all, the World Series produces two back-to-back games with unorthodox endings, leaving the baseball world with two teams deadlocked as they head into Game 5. Now both the Red Sox and Cardinals turn to their best playoff pitchers in a duel between two veterans with a combined 29 postseason appearances.
The Red Sox have to be confident heading into tonight with Jon Lester on the mound. The lefty has been dominant this October and is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 16 1/3 career World Series innings. He helped Boston take Game 1 with 7 2/3 frames of brilliance, with eight strikeouts and just six baserunners allowed.
Lester's made four starts in this year's playoffs and all have been excellent. The only loss came in Game 1 of the ALCS when he allowed one run through 6 1/3 in an eventual 1-0 Tigers win.