World Series Schedule 2013: Viewer's Guide and Predictions
The Boston Red Sox guaranteed they'd play at least Game 6 of the 2013 MLB World Series schedule, defeating the St. Louis Cardinals by the score of 4-2 Sunday night.
The World Series is now even at two games apiece. Read on for a viewer's guide and predictions for the remainder of it.
|5||Oct. 28||8:07 p.m. ET||Fox||Cardinals||Red Sox|
|6||Oct. 30||8:07 p.m. ET||Fox||Red Sox||Cardinals|
|7||Oct. 31||8:07 p.m. ET||Fox||Red Sox||Cardinals|
Cardinals Starting Pitcher: Adam Wainwright
After dominating the Pittsburgh Pirates, Adam Wainwright has lost two straight starts, including Game 1 against the Red Sox in which he allowed three earned runs in five innings.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher: Jon Lester
Jon Lester has been phenomenal this postseason. He will enter his second start of the series with a playoff record of 3-1, including 7.2 scoreless innings versus Wainwright. His only loss came against Detroit Tigers by the score of 1-0.
Boston has momentum and the pitching edge in the ever-pivotal Game 5. St. Louis needs the win more, but it’s difficult to bet against the Boston given that the Red Sox routed the Cardinals 8-1 the last time these two pitchers faced off.
Red Sox by 1
Cardinals Starting Pitcher: Michael Wacha
Michael Wacha is undefeated this postseason. In 27.0 innings, he's allowed just three earned runs. He surrendered just three hits in six innings against the Red Sox in Game 2.
Red Sox SP: John Lackey
Experience didn't give 35-year-old John Lackey an edge over 22-year-old Wacha last week. He allowed as many runs (three) in Game 2 as Wacha has allowed throughout the entire playoffs.
With the pitching edge on the Cardinals' side and their backs against the wall, they'll force a series-deciding Game 7.
Cardinals by 2
Game 7 (if necessary)
Which team will win the WS?
Cardinals Starting Pitcher: TBA
Red Sox Starting Pitcher: TBA
No American League ballclub had a better home record than the 53-28 Red Sox did at Fenway Park. No matter who starts on the mound in the final game of the 2013 season, Boston's home field gives the team an advantage from the opening pitch. Don't expect the Red Sox to lose two straight games in their house.
Red Sox by 1
David Daniels is a breaking news writer at Bleacher Report and news editor at Wade-O Radio.
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