World Series Game 6 Preview: Wacha Vs. Lackey

Red Sox last World Series clinching win at Fenway 1918Tuesday evening, the Boston Red Sox take a 3-2 2013 World Series lead into Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox famously went 86 years without winning a title, but broke the “curse” in 2004 and followed that up with another championship in 2007. However, both of those victories came on the road. If the Sox can win one of the next two games, Boston will clinch the World Series at Fenway Park for the first time since 1918.

The Red Sox will pitch John Lackey, who is 2-1 in October, with a 3.26 ERA. The Cardinals will start rookie sensation Michael Wacha, who possesses a 4-0 postseason record, with a stellar 1.00 ERA.

Facing elimination is nothing new for the Cardinals. Since the 2011 playoffs, St. Louis is 8-1 in those games, including two wins this year over the Pirates in the NLDS.

Since 1985, seven teams have come back to win a World Series when trailing 3-2, but none have done so without the home field advantage.