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St Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the World Series 2013 takes place on Wednesday night with the Red Sox just one win away from taking the title. Things could end here tonight at Fenway Park, but even if the Cardinals manage to win tonight, the Red Sox will get another bite of the cherry tomorrow night if need be. Game 6 will start at 8.07 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream (details below).
Tonight's pitching match up will be a replay of Game 2, with Michael Wacha and John Lackey walking out to the mound. Both pitchers were good in Game 2, and we can expect more pitching of the highest quality in tonight's game.
Last time out Lackey went 6 1/3rd innings, allowing five hits and three earned runs while striking out six. Two of those runs did happen though after Lackey had departed the mound, and if his teammates could have kept things slightly tighter then the Red Sox could have gained the win in Game 2.
Lackey also made an appearance in Game 4, coming out for a scoreless eighth inning.
In his last three appearances, Lackey has a 1.93 ERA and is averaging a strikeout per inning while having only walked two through 14 innings.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals will throw the ball to Wacha to try and keep them in this series and send things to a winner takes all Game 7.
In Game 2, Wacha made his first ever start at Fenway Park, and he did fantastically well, offering an assured and confident performance. He did, however, suffer four walks in his six innings, and a two-run homer to David Ortiz.
In four playoff starts, Wacha is 4-0 with a 1.00 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 28 strikeouts in 27 innings.
St Louis Cardinals vs Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the World Series 2013 will start at 8.07 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream on MLB.tv (for international customers only) by clicking here.