It looks like the World Series will go the distance and seven games for the second straight year.
The St. Louis Cardinals face tough odds in Game 7 of the NLCS, but there are exactly the kind of situations they have thrived in all year.
The Cardinals now face two very good starting pitchers on the road as they attempt to clinch the NLCS. The Cardinals big hitters will need to step up to avoid suffering the same fate as the Reds in the NLDS.
The injury seemed to occur when Beltran hit into a double-play in the bottom of the first inning.
Giants infielder injured by Cardinal Matt Holliday’s hard slide in Game 2 of the NLCS may play Wednesday in Game 3.
The starting pitching matchups are fairly even in the NLCS series between the Cardinals and the Giants. However, the Cardinals have an edge in offense which should allow them to prevail.
Flashing their bright orange spikes and booming bats, the San Francisco sluggers keyed a five-run blitz against Justin Verlander in the first inning that sent the National League to an 8-0 romp over the American League.
Tony La Russa has Cardinals’ right fielder Carlos Beltran batting fifth and shortstop Rafael Furcal hitting ninth for the National League club.