Game Five Tonight in St. Louis 10/28/13
ST. LOUIS - Game 5 of the World Series features a rematch of the Game 1 starters. Jon Lester will go for the Red Sox against Adam Wainwright for the Cards, who's looking to bounce back after Boston breezed in the opener, 8-1. The Red Sox are coming off a 4-2 road win last night to even the series at two all. Jonny Gomes (gohmz) was the hero last night, with a tiebreaking, three-run homer in the sixth inning. Gomes was inserted into the starting lineup once Shane Victorino was scratched due to lower back tightness.
The Cardinals are struggling at the plate, batting just .235 entering tonight's contest.
Cleanup man Matt Adams is batting .176 with no RBIs, Jon Jay is at .154 and David Freese, the 2011 World Series MVP, is an anemic .083 with one hit in 12 at-bats.
Game 6 is scheduled in Boston on Wednesday with a Game 7, if needed, Thursday also in Boston.