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Final: Red Sox 6, Cardinals 1, World Series Game 6

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox, World Series Game 6

Series: Red Sox, 3-2

Starters: RHP Michael Wacha vs. RHP John Lackey

Time: 7:37 p.m.

Site: Busch Stadium, St. Louis

TV, radio: Fox (national), ESPN Radio 970

Here’s the official live box score.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Major League Baseball page.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.

12 Comments

  1. Lineups:

    Cardinals

    2B Matt Carpenter
    RF Carlos Beltran
    LF Matt Holliday
    DH Allen Craig
    C Yadier Molina
    1B Matt Adams
    3B David Freese
    CF Jon Jay
    SS Daniel Descalso
    SP Michael Wacha

    Red Sox

    CF Jacoby Ellsbury
    2B Dustin Pedroia
    DH David Ortiz
    1B Mike Napoli
    LF Jonny Gomes
    RF Shane Victorino
    3B Xander Bogaerts
    SS Stephen Drew
    C David Ross
    SP John Lackey

    Bloomberg stats did a breakdown of Game 5 winners.

    The World Series winner has won game five 31 times and lost game five 27 times. So winning game 5 only gives you a bit more than 50% chance of winning the series. The game six winner has taken the series 43 times and lost it 15 times. Of course some game six wins end the series. The odds of winning any specific game are always around 50%.

    The advantage the Red Sox have is they only have to win one of two games and they have a 78.1 probability of doing that.

    A couple of questions tonight are can Michael Wacha continue to pitch like Bob Gibson circa 1968 and can David Ortiz continue to be a hitting machine. Even 1968 Gibson gave up 6 runs in one game and 5 in another. Ortiz is just in one of those hot streaks that can continue 2 more games or end tonight.

    Might be last meaningful game until April. Enjoy the show.

  2. Be glad when this is over, and we can start to focus more on the Pirates again! I’ve actually pulled for the Cardinals, given all the Red Sox cockiness.

  3. The Red Sox are world champs.

  4. Very happy for my friend in New Hampshire (well, actually, she’s celebrating in Fenway at the moment) whose brother just won himself a World Series ring!

    Otherwise, goooooooooooo Pirates!!

    :)

  5. …..And the #4 highest payroll in MLB is the winner!
    Big money doesn’t guarantee everything….But it doesn’t hurt.

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