Tonight’s World Series game 6 could mean more to the Boston Red Sox than your average Fall Classic victory. Yes, Boston has successfully broken their losing streak multiple times now, including their last World Series matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2004. But none of those World Series clinching victories has come at Fenway Park. So yeah, that could make tonight more special, at least for fans on Boston. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:07 EST / 5:07 PST on FOX, or you can watch World Series online free Game 6 using the links below, to see if Boston actually pulls it off.
A Red Sox win tonight would give Beantown its third World Series in the past 10 years, a remarkable achievement considering the drought they’d gone through beforehand. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, need a victory tonight to force a decisive Game 7 on Thursday, which would also take place in Fenway Park. Interestingly, though, history shows that it could be on Boston’s side tonight. The last time they won a World Series at home, in 1918, they beat the Cubs 2-1 in — you guessed it – Game 6.
The Cardinals haven’t had success against the Red Sox Game 6 starting pitcher John Lackey. Then again, neither has anyone else. With that said, the Cardinals will start their own ace tonight for Game 6, Michael Wacha. Wacha is 4-0 in four postseason starts, which equals the postseason record for wins by a starting pitcher. Wacha gave up two runs in six innings of Game 2, but the Cardinals still won that game at Fenway Park. All told, the Cardinals’ starting pitcher has a 1.00 ERA in his four postseason starts, tied for 17th all-time for a starting pitcher in a postseason.
All of that is to say that Wacha is bound to put on a show whether you catch the game live on FOX or watch World Series online free live streaming. But it might not rival David Ortiz, whom Boston fans are absolutely loving for this Fall Classic performance. Headed into tonight’s World Series game 6, “Big Papi” is hitting .733 while his teammates are hitting .151, and he has one-third of all the hits the Red Sox have mustered so far. He also has an on-base percentage of .750, which is staggering in its own right.
Much of the talk leading up to tonight’s Game 6 at 8:07 EST / 5:07 PST has focused on whether Wacha and the Cardinals’ bullpen will pitch to Ortiz or walk him. It’s certainly a legitimate topic, considering Big Papi’s performance through five games. But Ortiz isn’t the only concern St. Louis will have tonight. For example, with the return of the designated hitter, Boston will be able to put torrid David Ortiz back at DH and start Mike Napoli at first.
In essence, there are plenty of reasons to watch World Series online free streaming tonight if you can’t catch it live on FOX. Perhaps one of the biggest, though, is to see how the Boston Red Sox perform when the lights are brightest, at home at Fenway Park, a place they haven’t clinched a World Series victory in 95 years. You can watch Game 6 live streaming at Postseason.tv.