Oct 22, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) speaks to the media on the day before game one of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Image Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

PostCards: World Series Game 5 - St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox


The St. Louis Cardinals host the Boston Red Sox in Game 5 of the World Series.


Overall, the Cards are 13-17 in Game 5′s. During the World Series, they hold a 6-10 mark in Game 5, with a 2-6 record at home. The last Game 5 win came in 2006 against the Detroit Tigers to clinch the 10th World Series championship.

Upon being tied 2-2 after Game 4, the Cards have won 8 of 10 championships. Upon taking a 3-2 lead in the World Series, the Cards have won 4 of 7 championships. When trailing 2-3, the Cards have won 4 of 5 championships.

In games played on October 28th, the Cards are 1-0. It was on this date in 2011 that they won the 11th series championship.

Cardinals Lineup:
Matt Carpenter (2B)
Shane Robinson (CF)
Matt Holliday (LF)
Carlos Beltran (RF)
Yadier Molina (C)
Allen Craig (1B)
David Freese (3B)
Daniel Descalso (SS)
Adam Wainwright(P)

Red Sox Lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury (CF)
Dustin Pedroia (2B)
David Ortiz (1B)
Jonny Gomes (LF)
Daniel Nava (RF)
Xander Bogaerts (3B)
Stephen Drew (SS)
David Ross (C)
Jon Lester (P)

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    Just about time for first pitch

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    Wainwright gets Ellsbury for the first strikeout of the game

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    Back to back doubles. Craig had no chance from the get go to make a stop and Boston has a 1-0 lead.

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    Waino’s curve gets Gomes for his 2nd K of the night

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    Nava is Wainwright’s 3rd strikeout victim and the first inning comes to an end.

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    Cards go down in order to start the first inning. Carpenter and Robinson grounded out but Robinson likely reaches if the ball doesn’t get deflected off of Lester.

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    4th K to start the top of the second

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    5th K for Waino for the second out of the 2nd inning

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    All six outs on strikeouts. Amazing

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    Beltran leads off the 2nd with a single

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    Craig grounds into a DP to end the 2nd

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    Go figure that Lester is the first hitter to ground out.

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    Pedroia grounds out to end the inning.

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    Freese gets on board in the 3rd with a single

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    Kozma advances Freese on a sac bunt

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    With Freese at 2nd, Waino and Marp can’t score him.

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    Nava grounds into a double play to end the 4th inning

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    Holliday ties it with a home run to center.

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    Beltran nearly goes back to back but is just short at the wall.

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    Molina lines out to a leaping Drew and the inning is over

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    Drew nearly goes yard but it just stays inside the park

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    Waino gets his 7th K on Lester’s bunt that goes foul in the 5th

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    Ellsbury becomes the 8th strikeout victim of the night for Waino to end the 5th

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    Cards go down in order in the 5th.

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    Cards finally solve Ortiz and he flies out to center for the 2nd out of the 6th inning

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    Wauno gets his 9th K to end the 6th inning

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    Cards go down in order in the bottom half of the 6th inning

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    Waino gets Nava for his 10th K and that ties his postseason record.

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    Wainwright walks Stephen Drew for the first walk of the night. Two on and one out in the 7th

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    Red Sox take the lead on a ground rule double off the bat of David Ross.

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    Ellsbury with a 2-out hit to center scores one but Shane gets it to Yadi in time to tag David Ross for the final out of the 7th inning

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    Cards down in order in the bottom of the 7th

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    Carlos Martinez allows a hit to Ortiz in the 8th but otherwise gets out of the inning.

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    Freese gets on with a 1-out double but Kozma can’t buy a hit to save his life. He’s had a few deep fly balls to left but they stay in the park

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    Cards leave one on in the 8th. Marp, Shane, and Holliday due up in the 9th inning

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    Rosenthal gets Sox in order in the top 9th