World Series Schedule 2013: Viewing Guide, Predictions for Red Sox vs. Cardinals
If you're looking for drama, then there's no need to watch your favorite television shows. In just four games, the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals have created a World Series that is more dramatic than anyone could've asked for.
Here's how you can watch the rest of the Fall Classic transpire.
All three games have come down to the wire, and in Game 3, the MLB community received the wacky moment we've been waiting to see. The Cardinals won on a game-winning call by Jim Joyce—that's the best way to describe it—after Will Middlebrooks was ruled as obstructing the path to home plate.
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright offered his take.
"I totally understand why Red Sox players would be upset about that. That is just a horrible way to lose a baseball game." -Adam Wainwright— MLB (@MLB) October 27, 2013
No matter how you feel about the way the rule was enforced, we can't change what already is.
As the season moves forward, both teams will look to recover from a crazy evening of World Series baseball. At 2-1, the Cardinals are far from in control of a series that could take a swing in Boston's favor with just one game.
Here's how it'll all go down.
|Game||Road Team||Home Team||Date||Time (ET)||TV|
|1||St. Louis Cardinals (1)||Boston Red Sox (8)||Wednesday, Oct. 23||8:07 p.m.||Fox|
|2||St. Louis Cardinals (4)||Boston Red Sox (2)||Thursday, Oct. 24||8:07 p.m.||Fox|
|3||Boston Red Sox (4)||St. Louis Cardinals (5)||Saturday, Oct. 26||8:07 p.m.||Fox|
|4||Boston Red Sox||St. Louis Cardinals||Sunday, Oct. 27||8:15 p.m.||Fox|
|5||Boston Red Sox||St. Louis Cardinals||Monday, Oct. 28||8:07 p.m.||Fox|
|6 (if necessary)||St. Louis Cardinals||Boston Red Sox||Wednesday, Oct. 30||8:07 p.m.||Fox|
|7 (if necessary)||St. Louis Cardinals||Boston Red Sox||Thursday, Oct. 31||8:07 p.m.||Fox|
Series: 2-1, Cardinals
Game 4: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Sunday, Oct. 27
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Prediction: 6-3, Boston
After a controversial ending to Game 3, the Red Sox have to be as inspired as they've ever been. Despite putting together comeback after comeback, it was yet another display of defensive mishaps deciding a Red Sox loss.
Something tells me they won't make a third consecutive game-deciding home-to-third error.
St. Louis is a very good team that deserved to win Game 3, but Boston has a dangerous mix of desperation and anger. That all adds up to the Red Sox securing a must-win victory with Clay Buchholz on the mound and the hitters coming to life.
It'll be another grind, but the Bo Sox will pull away for the win.
Game 5: Boston Red Sox at St. Louis Cardinals
Date: Monday, Oct. 28
Time: 8:07 p.m. ET
Prediction: 3-0, St. Louis
With the series tied up and set to return to Boston, the Cardinals will receive a pitching performance to remember. With Adam Wainwright needing to recover from a Game 1 meltdown, the Cardinals ace will remind the world who the best righty in the National League was in 2013.
His dominance on the mound will lead to a St. Louis win.
Matt Carpenter is bound to break out of his postseason slump, and both Carlos Beltran and Matt Holliday are hitting at an incredible level. That trio will strike early, and Boston will not recover from a hitting perspective.
Look for St. Louis to ride their ace's arm to a huge win en route to a 3-2 series lead.
Game 6: St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 30
Time: 8:07 p.m. ET
Prediction: 3-1, Boston
If you think the Red Sox are losing their first game back in Boston with the series on the line, you're off your rocker. The Red Sox were an AL-best 53-28 at home during the regular season and are 5-2 at Fenway Park during the playoffs.
Look for the pitching staff to save Boston's season in Game 6 in front of a marvelous crowd.
Boston is in line for an extraordinary outing from their pitching staff after the bullpen has struggled so significantly. Whether it's Craig Breslow seeking redemption or the starters stepping up, the Red Sox will put on a magnificent pitching performance.
St. Louis will scratch and claw, but this series is destined to reach Game 7.
Game 7: St. Louis Cardinals at Boston Red Sox
Date: Thursday, Oct. 31
Time: 8:07 p.m. ET
Prediction: 6-5, Boston
After watching the way the first three games have unfolded, it's become quite clear that the World Series is meant to go seven games. These were the top two teams during the regular season and, throughout the playoffs, have been the most patient and methodical in the MLB.
In the end, it all comes down to the home-field advantage.
Boston's dominance at Fenway Park is well established, and it's hard to imagine it losing two games at home in one series. As strong as St. Louis may be, Game 7 will draw one of the most powerful crowds in Red Sox history.
Look for David Ortiz to decide this series with his clutch hitting and Boston to win its third World Series since 2004.
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