Both League Championship Series have become quite competitive. The Los Angeles Dodgers trailed their series with the St. Louis Cardinals by 3-1 until their 6-4 win at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday.
“The Dodgers hope it will be 3-2 and meet me in St. Lou,” legendary broadcaster Vin Scully said late in the game.
St. Louis hosts Game 6, and if the Dodgers win, Game 7 on Saturday night.
The Dodgers are trying to become the 12th team to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win a series. The Cardinals have blown 3-1 leads four times: twice in the World Series (1968, 1985) and twice in the NLCS (1996 and 2012).
Clayton Kershaw and Michael Wacha are scheduled to pitch in Game 6 on Friday night.
Thanks to an uncompetitive game, the American League Championship Series has become extremely competitive. The Detroit Tigers scored five runs in the second on their way to a 7-3 win over the Boston Red Sox.
After two 1-0 games in the first three games, the Tigers strong offensive performance tied the series at 2. The teams play tonight in Detroit and return to Boston for a sixth game on Saturday. If there’s a Game 7, it will be on Sunday night.
In 2010 and 2011, both LCS went six games. There haven’t been a pair of Game 7’s since 2004.
Since both series will be at least six games, there won’t be a lengthy layoff between the end of the LCS and the beginning of the World Series, which begins Wednesday at either Boston or Detroit.