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The St Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals will fight it out in a winner takes all Game 5 match-up on Friday evening. The Nationals managed to level the series on Thursday night with a tense 2-1 victory. This five game series is currently tied at 2-2 with everything still to play for. The game will start at 8.37 p.m. ET and can be watched online through live stream via one of the packages listed below.
The Nationals so far in this series have one two tight games against the Cardinals by a single run. The Cardinals meanwhile have smashed the Nationals 12-4 and 8-0 in their two wins - an aggregate score of 20-4. So it's anyone's guess as to how tonight's Game 5 will go.
The Nationals will be hoping they can keep the dream alive, having come from off-the-radar contenders early on in the regular season to serious World Series contenders in the post season. After fighting it out with the Cardinals across four grueling games for the National League Division Series it comes down to who can perform when the pressure cooker is turned on tonight.
On Thursday night Jason Werth was the hero, dragging the series into a Game 5 with a walk-off home run.
The Nationals have continued to surprise everyone this season, and many would have thought that the experience and skill of the St Louis team would have laid to rest this series a long time ago. However, the Nationals are still in there fighting and will believe they have as much chance as the Cardinals in this winner takes all play off.
Tonight's Game 5 between the Cardinals and the Nationals starts at 8.37 p.m. ET and MLB.com and TBS are both offering packages to watch the MLB Playoffs online.
On MLB.tv a postseason package is available for just $24.99, and that includes live streaming, HD quality video, in-game stats and highlights and more. Sign up by clicking here.
TBS is also offering coverage through MLB.com on "TBS Hot Corner."
MLB.com has described:
"This year's media player allows fans more interactivity as they'll be able to choose between a Backstop Cam, Pitcher Cam, Dugout Cam and Batter Cam.
"With this year's Live Game Streaming application, fans will have the option to switch between live games, interact with other fans around the country in live chat rooms and vote in live polls. An on-site reporter will bring fans live reports and exclusive interviews throughout the game as well.
"The Hot Corner also offers exclusive on-demand postseason content featuring on-field postgame reactions from players and managers, sit-down player interviews, original postseason-themed music videos featuring rock 'n' roll legends Bon Jovi and a behind-the-scenes look into players' pregame and off-day routines."