So we're now down to a best-of-three to decide this year's World Series champion; here's what happened in Game 5 the last 10 times the World Series was tied after four games:
2013: Red Sox won Game 5, Red Sox won Series in Game 6 2011: Rangers won Game 5, Cardinals won Series in Game 7 2003: Marlins won Game 5, Marlins won Series in Game 6 2002: Giants won Game 5, Angels won Series in Game 7 2001: Yankees won Game 5, Diamondbacks won Series in Game 7 1997: Marlins won Game 5, Marlins won Series in Game 7 1996: Yankees won Game 5, Yankees won Series in Game 6 1991: Braves won Game 5, Twins won Series in Game 7 1987: Cardinals won Game 5, Twins won Series in Game 7 1986: Red Sox won Game 5, Mets won Series in Game 7
Predictive value: zero. Just thought it would be interesting for you to see how random this all can be. If the Giants win tonight, the Royals could still go back home and sweep a pair. All we really know now: there will be baseball Tuesday night. And that's good.
Here's all the info you'll need for today's game.
Royals vs. Giants, World Series Game 5. Series tied 2-2. TV: Fox-TV, game time 7 p.m. CT. Starting pitchers: James Shields vs. Madison Bumgarner. Announcers: Joe Buck, Harold Reynolds, Tom Verducci, Ken Rosenthal and Erin Andrews. ESPN Radio announcers: Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone.
Escobar SS, Gordon LF, Cain RF, Hosmer 1B, Perez C, Moustakas 3B, Infante 2B, Dyson CF, Shields P
Blanco CF, Panik 2B, Posey C, Sandoval 3B, Pence RF, Belt 1B, Ishikawa LF, Crawford SS, Bumgarner P
This will be the only thread for today's game. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.