Los Angeles Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS takes place on Friday night as the series returns to Missouri with the Cardinals just one win away from a World Series appearance, leading 3-2 in the best of seven series. The game will start at 8.37 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Cardinals have two chances to claim the win they need to grab a World Series berth, but they will want to finish things tonight at the Busch Stadium.
St Louis will be looking to tie up the series and claim the pennant by sending out Michael Wacha to the mound. The Dodgers meanwhile know everything is on the line tonight and they will respond by sending out ace, Clayton Kershaw.
Wacha of course featured in Game 2 of the series, and was involved for 6 2/3rds innings, allowing just five hits and one walk, an intentional pass.
Throughout the postseason in 2013 Wacha has only given away one run – a home run – against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NLDS.
He has gained a reputation as a strikeout master, gaining 17 strikeouts in 14 playoff innings.
Meanwhile, the Dodgers will be relying on Kershaw to keep their World Series hopes alive. He also featured in Game 2 of this series, and also performed well. He pitched 72 across six innings, leaking just two hits, a walk, and one unearned run with five strikeouts.
Throughout the postseason he has given away four runs in total – although analysts are quick to point out that he is only responsible for one of those runs. Across 19 postseason innings he has 23 strikeouts.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs St Louis Cardinals in Game 6 of the NLCS will start at 8.37 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TBS network, or online through free live stream by clicking here.