Game 6 of World Series postponed
Outfielder Josh Hamilton (shown batting) and his Rangers teammates will wait until Thursday for a chance to clinch the title.
October 26th, 2011
03:29 PM ET

Game 6 of World Series postponed

Major League Baseball has moved Game 6 of the World Series from Wednesday to Thursday, citing "inclement weather and the forecast for rainfall throughout the remainder of the day" in St. Louis.

The game between the Texas Rangers and host St. Louis Cardinals will be played at 7:05 p.m. CT Thursday, MLB said.

"Given the desire to play a game of this magnitude without interruption, and an outlook with better conditions over the next two nights, Major League Baseball, along with the Cardinals and the Rangers, determined that making the decision early would be the most prudent course of action to allow fans enough time to plan accordingly," Major League Baseball said in a statement.

The Rangers need one more win to take the Commissioner's Trophy and end the Cardinals' improbable championship run. The Rangers, who were runners-up to San Francisco in last year's championship series, hold a 3-2 lead, leaving the Cardinals with the daunting task of having to sweep the last two games to be champs.

If there is a Game 7, it will be played Friday at 7:05 p.m. CT.

Some on the Cardinals say they are used to being in do-or-die situations after the furious dash they made just to reach the postseason.

The Cardinals erased a 10.5-game deficit with the Atlanta Braves in the last month of the season just to make it to the playoffs. They punctuated that comeback by taking the must-win last two games of the season and stealing the National League wild card from the Braves.

Once in the playoffs, the Cards defeated division champs the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies. Both feats defied the oddsmakers.

- CNN's Lateef Mungin contributed to this report.

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  1. larry5

    If the series does not go 7 games don't a lot of people loose money?

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