The MLB World Series 2013 live stream and TV coverage will be on again for baseball fans as the Boston Red Sox attempt to win their third title in the past decade. The Cardinals will look to prevent being eliminated, and continue to try to win their third in the past decade as well. It will be up to pitchers John Lackey for the Sox and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals, with the MLB live streaming game coverage and TV presentation coming around 8 p.m. EST.
According to a Mass Live report from Oct. 29, if John Lackey wins tonight’s Game 6 as the Red Sox starting pitcher, he joins a list of six other starting pitchers who have won two World Series-clinching games. Other names on that list include Andy Petite of the Yankees in 1998 and 2009, Bob Gibson of the Cardinals in 1964 and 1967, as well as Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers in 1963 and 1965. That’s some pretty exclusive company for Lackey who helped the Angeles back in 2002 when he was a rookie as they defeated the Giants. Lackey said if his team wins the Series tonight, that “it would be awesome.”
Of course, Lackey is 0-1 in the series with a 3.68 ERA while his opponent tonight, Michael Wacha is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA. However, one of the two has been involved in the big, spotlight pressure-cooker type situation once before, and that’s Lackey, who will look to deliver tonight. Further adding to his chances are the fact that the designated hitter is back in play, meaning Ortiz re-joins the lineup in that spot. Those are certainly factors in the favor of the Red Sox as they get the next two games at their home ballpark.
If that wasn’t enough, the Cardinals suffered a delay in terms of their travel arrangements, with a six-hour delay hampering their arrival to Boston. The ESPN.com site reported that the plane didn’t take off until around 9 p.m. Eastern time after that delay, and finally arrived to their destination after 11 p.m. EST. Not only were the players on board, but many of their family members were as well, although Cards’ manager Mike Matheny noted, “Fortunately we have plenty of food, snacks for the kids, lots of entertainment with on-board movies, and everybody travels with all their high-tech stuff.” Now they’ll just need to wait and watch to see if their team can extend the series.
That wait will be over, if not in tonight’s Game 6, but in tomorrow night’s potential Halloween Game 7, where the World Series Champions will be decided. Boston is priced at -120 at many sports books while the Cardinals are +105 to +110 as the underdogs. The over/under for the total runs is set at 7 for the game, with weather expected to see temperatures in the low 50’s under mostly fair skies and wind blowing out to center at 4 to 9 miles per hour.
Tonight's game between the Cardinals and Red Sox has a coverage start time of 7:30 p.m. EST on Fox, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:07 p.m. EST. For live streaming coverage, only international viewers can watch the game online. They'll need to use the MLB Postseason TV subscription service which will allow them to watch the game live via an internet video feed. The service is not available for U.S. or Canadian fans. See more details here at MLB.com.