World Series Game 6 delayed until Thursday

The Texas Rangers hold a 3-2 lead in the Series, meaning St. Louis must win the next 2 games for the title.

Story highlights

  • World Series Game 6 is postponed to Thursday
  • The Rangers hold a 3-2 lead in the series
  • St. Louis is in the midst of an improbable playoff run
  • Texas is seeking its first World Series championship
The 2011 Major League Baseball season will not end Wednesday night.
Game 6 of the World Series has been delayed until Thursday evening "due to inclement weather and the forecast for rainfall throughout the remainder of the day" in the St. Louis area, according to a statement from league officials.
Game 7, if necessary, would be played Friday night.
The American League Champion Texas Rangers currently lead the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals three games to two in the best-of-seven matchup. The Cardinals have the home field advantage, however, and will host the remainder of the series.
St. Louis is in the midst of an improbable championship run, only making the playoffs after erasing a 10.5 game deficit with the Atlanta Braves in the last month of the season. The Cardinals punctuated their comeback by sweeping the must-win last two games of the regular season and taking the National League wild card from Atlanta.
Once in the playoffs, St. Louis defeated two division champs: the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies.
Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia -- scheduled to start Game 6 at Busch Stadium -- has said he will continue to do the things that helped the team win before.
"I try not to put extra pressure on myself," Garcia told a CNN affiliate. "I am just basically going to go out there and do my thing."
Garcia, a 13-game winner this year, is slated to face off against pitcher Colby Lewis, a 14-game winner for the Rangers.
Texas is trying to win its first World Series championship; St. Louis is seeking its 11th title.