Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports
St. Louis will get a chance to clinch a World Series berth at home on Friday night as they face San Francisco in game 5 of the NLCS.
With one more win, the St. Louis Cardinals will make their second-straight World Series, becoming the first team to go from grasping the NL's second wild card to the big show. There are three games left in their series against the San Francisco Giants and they'll get their final chance to do win at home on Friday before trekking back to San Francisco for the final two games if necessary.
Barry Zito (0-0, 6.75) will start game 5 for the Giants, taking on Lance Lynn (1-1, 8.59 ERA) of the Cardinals. Lynn will be performing in only his second ever postseason start, coming off of a four run performance in game 1 of the series. Zito, too, will be looking to improve on his last postseason performance, going only 2-2/3 innings against the Reds while allowing two runs and walking four.
Venue: Busch Stadium
Game Time: 7:07 p.m. CT