Good news: Entertaining LCS will go six games

Good news: Entertaining LCS will go six games
October 17, 2013, 9:00 am
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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.