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World Series 2011 Schedule: Game 6 Victory Will Keep Cardinals' Chances Alive

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 24: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals looks on during Game Five of the MLB World Series against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 4-2. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Matt FaulconerFeatured ColumnistOctober 26, 2011

Don't expect the Texas Rangers to close out the World Series in Game 6, this one is going to a decisive Game 7.

The St. Louis Cardinals have proven to be fighters throughout the regular season and the playoffs. They aren't the best team in the World Series, but they are gritty, and will refuse to be eliminated.

Colby Lewis and Jaime Garcia will square off in Game 6, in what should be a solid pitchers' duel. Both pitcher's have had their ups-and-downs so far this postseason, but both will rise to the occasion in this matchup.

Garcia has been extremely effective over his last two starts. He pitched an incredible game against the Rangers in Game 2, giving up just three hits in seven scoreless innings. He is hot right now, as he has given up just one run in his last 11.2 innings.

He got the better end of Lewis in their last matchup, even though the Rangers came away with a victory. Lewis conceded one run in 6.2 innings during that game, but certainly proved his worth.

The Cardinals have a ton of heart, and they aren't going to give up easy. Who knows what would have happened had the Cardinals gotten things straightened out in their bullpen in Game 5. Maybe they would have a chance to close out the series in Game 6.

Albert Pujols is not going to go away easily, look for him to have a huge tonight. He has been the heart and soul of this St. Louis team, and he's not going to let his last game in a Cardinals jersey come in Game 6.

This series is going to go seven games. Unfortunately we have to wait until Thursday night for this incredible Game 6 according to Steve Berthiaume of ESPN.

The weather won't cooperate tonight, which means Game 6 will be on Thursday night, with Game 7 coming on Friday.

Buckle your seat belts, this is going to be a fun ride.

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