After a dominant performance from rookie starter Michael Wacha (7.1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 9 SO), the St. Louis Cardinals forced a Game 5 in their National League Divisional Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The series will now shift back to Busch Stadium where the teams split the first two games of this series. Cardinals tickets are generally affordable and this game is no different, despite it being a win-or-go-home contest for both teams. Tickets for Game 5 are averaging $145.23, the lowest average ticket price in the last eight LDS Game 5s dating back to the 2010 postseason. Standing room only tickets start at $63, which is a 28.57% increase from yesterday morning. Seated options start at $74, with a high of $1,377 for seats in the Diamond Box.
St. Louis will send its ace, Adam Wainwright, to the hill against Pirates rookie phenom Gerrit Cole. Wainwright opened the series for the Cards, allowing just one run on three hits in seven strong innings in what turned out to be an easy 9-1 win for the Cards. Cole started Game 2 of the series for the Pirates, allowing just one run on two hits in a 7-1 Pirates win.