One team tonight will pull to within one game of a World Series title as the Texas Rangers play their final home game of the season, hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. On the mound we see a Game 1 rematch, with C.J. Wilson and Chris Carpenter toeing the rubber. Wilson is trying to avoid becoming the first pitcher ever to lose four games in the same postseason.
The Rangers are 1-3 all-time in postseason game fives, and this is the first time they have ever been tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven series.
The Cardinals are 12-15 all-time in postseason game fives, including 6-9 in Game 5 of the World Series and 4-3 in Game 5 of the World Series on the road. St. Louis has been tied 2-2 in nine different World Series, and they have won seven of those series.
Game Time: 5:05 p.m.