Originally written on Universal Takeover Sports Network  |  Last updated 10/30/13
Tickets for game six of the World Series at Fenway Park in Boston are starting at over $1,800 dollars on the secondary market. Outside of a Super Bowl the cost of a ticket for this game rivals anything else in the history of sports in the country. With a, 3-2, lead in the World Series the Boston Red Sox can clinch tonight at home if they can defeat the St. Louis Cardinals. The last time the Red Sox clinched a World Series at home Babe Ruth was on the team and the year was 1918.  That was during World War I for non-history buffs. John Lackey, who has been excellent at home this season with a 2.47 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP, will start for the Red Sox.  His return to the Red Sox pitching staff from Tommy John surgery in 2011, which cost him all of the 2012 season, has been a tremendous boost. He will be opposed by Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha, who has posted an ERA of 1.00, while opponents have a batting average of .122. Wacha has been so impressive and not just for a rookie as his numbers hold up against anybody’s. Scoring runs will be at a premium again with these two excellent pitching staffs. With the shift back to an American League park for games six and seven, if necessary, teams will be able to use a designated hitter. That means David Ortiz will return to his familiar role for the Red Sox as their designated hitter. Mike Napoli, who has had to come off the bench for the games in St. Louis, will return to the field at first base. It will be interesting to see who is the Cardinals designated hitter for game six.  Allen Craig played at first base in game five. It was his first start there since injuring his foot in early September.  Matt Adams played there in his absence. After missing the last two games the Red Sox will get a big lift to their lineup for game six with the return of Shane Victorino in right field. He will hit sixth in their lineup and provide Gold Glove caliber defense in right field for the Red Sox. On Monday, Victorino was named a Glod Glove winner in the American League for the 2013 season. The Cardinals sat on the tarmac in St. Louis for six hours yesterday due to mechanical problems to their charter plane. They didn’t get into Boston until after 10pm EDT last night. They have their work cut out for them being down, 3-2, to the Red Sox and having to play games six and seven, if necessary, at Fenway Park.  The last time a team won games six and seven on the road in the World Series were the “We Are Family” 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates against the Baltimore Orioles. Game six of the World Series can been seen on FOX at 8pm EDT Wednesday night. Follow me on twitter @mullysalt   The post World Series Game 6: Wacha Or Else appeared first on UTSN - The Universal Takeover Sports Network.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

Sheldon Richardson escapes felony charges for recent arrest

Lawyer who litigated against NFL: Brady plays every game

Cowboys should sign interested RB Steven Jackson

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Russell Wilson contract increases likelihood of change

Jim Harbaugh doesn’t care if he’s popular

Johnny Manziel struggles in first day of Browns camp

Report: Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $86.7M contract

Report: Former Jets exec leaked false Deflategate info to ESPN

Belichick on sticking it to NFL: 'Really not very important to me'

First photos of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injured hand emerge

Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

LeSean McCoy cancels party, but it wasn't some 'weird orgy'

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Junior Galette

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

Five of the worst baseball trades since 2000

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Rickie Fowler aces final hole, treats media to free beers

SEC remains college football's best conference

The Rock 'pretty disappointed,' but defends Hulk Hogan

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Cardinals HC Bruce Arians calls Jen Welter a 'trailblazer'

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker