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World Series Game 5 Discussion Thread

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The last game of the 2013 season in an NL park is tonight from Busch Stadium in St. Louis between the Red Sox and Cardinals.

Ronald Martinez

The Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals, each looking for their third championship this century, are tied 2-2 through four games of the World Series. Tonight, it's a rematch of Game 1 between Jon Lester and Adam Wainwright.

Adding to the intrigue is that the last two games have each finished in a fashion never before seen in postseason baseball. Game 3 ended on an obstruction call forcing Allen Craig home and giving St. Louis the win while Game 4 ended on a pick off play to first base with one of the greatest postseason hitters of all time at the plate representing the tying run in Carlos Beltran.

So how will Game 5 end? A balk? A triple play? A falcon grabbing an infield popup and depositing the ball into the outfield seats for a home run? Nothing should surprise us at this point.

Above all else though, this series has a chance to become one of the all time classics if the the next two / three games are anywhere near as memorable as the last two. Also, if it goes seven games, it will wrap up on Halloween night, which seems so appropriate in so many ways for this series.

Lineups

Red Sox

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF

2. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B

3. David Ortiz (L) 1B

4. Jonny Gomes (R) LF

5. Daniel Nava (S) RF

6. Xander Bogaerts (R) 3B

7. Stephen Drew (L) SS

8. David Ross (R) C

9. Jon Lester (L) P

Cardinals

1. Matt Carpenter (L) 2B

2. Shane Robinson (R) CF

3. Matt Holliday (R) LF

4. Carlos Beltran (S) RF

5. Yadier Molina (R) C

6. Allen Craig (R) 1B

7. David Freese (R) 3B

8. Pete Kozma (R) SS

9. Adam Wainwright (R) P