Wednesday LCS Action
October 16, 2013
By VI News
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St. Louis at Los Angeles - 4:05 PM EST
Game 1 - Cardinals 3, Dodgers 2
Game 2 - Cardinals 1, Dodgers 0
Game 3 - Dodgers 3, Cardinals 0
Game 4 - Cardinals 4, Dodgers 2
Game 5 - Today
Game 6* - Thursday October 18
Game 7* - Friday October 19
* - If Neccessary
The underdog has won three of four games, including St. Louis cashing as +120 'dogs in Tuesday's 4-2 victory. The 'under' has hit in all four games of this series.
Game 5 Pitching Matchups
St. Louis - Joe Kelly (10-5, 2.73 ERA)
-- The Cardinals are 6-3 in his last nine starts, including an extra-innings victory in Game 1. Kelly tossed six innings and allowed six hits and two earned runs, while leaving the game tied at 2-2. St. Louis scored the game-winning run in the 12th inning as the Cards won for the third time in the home 'dog role with Kelly starting.
-- St. Louis won five of Kelly's eight road starts this season, but went 1-2 in the underdog role. Kelly is originally from Anaheim, so this will be his first start in his native Southern California.
-- The Cardinals have hit the 'over' in each of Kelly's last four road outings, while the Redbirds have plated at least four runs in five of his previous six away starts.
Los Angeles - Zack Greinke (15-4, 2.63 ERA)
-- The former Cy Young Award winner has failed to win a playoff game in two starts, while picking up a no-decision in the Game 1 defeat at St. Louis. Greinke is making his first home start in the playoffs, as the Brewers went 2-0 in his two home outings in the 2011 postseason.
-- The Dodgers went 12-2 in Greinke's 14 starts at Chavez Ravine this season, while the 'under' is 6-1-1 his last eight home outings.
-- Since the start of 2011, Greinke's teams (Brewers and Dodgers) are 6-3 against the Cardinals, including a 4-0 home record.
Boston at Detroit - 8:00 PM EST
Game 1 - Tigers 1, Red Sox 0
Game 2 - Red Sox 6, Tigers 5
Game 3 - Red Sox 1, Tigers 0
Game 4 - Today
Game 5 - Thursday, October 17
Game 6* - Saturday, October 19
Game 7* - Sunday, October 20
* - If Neccessary
The underdog has profited in this series by winning twice, including in Tuesday's 1-0 victory by Boston as +130 'dogs. The only favorite win came in Game 2, as the Red Sox had to rally from a 5-0 deficit to stun the Tigers, 6-5. The 'under' is 2-1 in this series, with obviously the only 'over' cashing in Game 2.
Game 4 Pitching Matchups
Boston - Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA)
-- The Red Sox are 6-5 in his 11 starts since coming over from the White Sox in a trade. Boston has won four of Peavy's last five starts away from Fenway Park, including the series-clincher in the ALDS at Tampa Bay.
-- In Peavy's lone start against the Tigers this season (as a member of the White Sox), the righty gave up four earned runs in seven innings as Chicago held off Detroit, 7-4 as a +135 home 'dog.
-- The 'under' is 6-4-1 in Peavy's 11 starts with Boston, while going 4-4 to the 'under' on the road.
Detroit - Doug Fister (14-9, 3.67 ERA)
-- The Tigers have won 10 of Fister's 16 home starts this season, including an 8-6 comeback triumph in Game 4 of the ALDS against Oakland.
-- Detroit owns a 5-1 record in Fister's six career playoff starts, while going 3-0 at Comerica Park.
-- Fister split a pair of starts against the Sox this season. The Tigers lost as a home favorite to Boston in late June as Fister was racked by allowing 11 hits and six earned runs in less than four innings of work. Fister rebounded with a win as a +130 road underdog at Fenway Park in early September by tossing seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 triumph.