Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (1-2, 97-65 regular season)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Shane Victorino RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz 1B
Daniel Nava LF
Xander Bogaerts 3B
Stephen Drew SS
David Ross C
Clay Buchholz RHP (0-0, 5.40 postseason; 12-1, 1.74 regular season).
CARDINALS (2-1, 97-65 regular season)
Matt Carpenter 2B
Carlos Beltran RF
Matt Holliday LF
Matt Adams 1B
Yadier Molina C
John Jay CF
David Freese 3B
David Descalso SS
Lance Lynn RHP (2-1, 5.40 postseason; 15-10, 3.97 regular season).
Game time: 8:15 p.m.
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI, ESPN Radio.
Red Sox vs.Lynn: Ross 1-4, Berry 1-3, Gomes 0-2, Napoli 0-1, Victorino 1-2, Drew 0-1.
Cardinals vs. Buchholz: No history.
Stat of the Day: The teams combined for 12 pitchers in Game 3, tying a World Series record for a nine-inning game.
Key matchup: Buchholz against the pitch count. The righthander ran out of gas at roughly the same time in his three postseason starts, around 65-75 pitches. Will that get him through three innings or five? The Red Sox needed their bullpen for 4.2 innings on Saturday. Ryan Dempster could have a big role tonight.
Notes: Buchholz is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA in three postseason starts after going 12-1, 1.74 in the regular season. He has not pitched since Oct. 19. His start was pushed back because of arm fatigue. This will be his first World Series appearance. ... Lynn is making his 20th career postseason appearance and fifth start. He is 2-1, 5.40 in this postseason. Buchholz is facing the Cardinals for the first time and Lynn the Red Sox for the first time. ... Victorino has been hit by a pitch seven times, a postseason record. He has been hit 11 times in his postseason career, also a record. ... American League teams are 3-12 in their last 15 games in National League parks in World Series games. ... The Cardinals are 60-28 (counting the postseason) at home with wins in 19 of their last 22 games and 27 of the last 33. ... Red Sox are hitting .188/259/.302 in the series and .225/.310/.351 in the postseason. ... The Sox are 4-20 with runners in scoring position for the Series and 10 for 59 (.169) in their last seven postseason games. ... The Cardinals have been up 2-1 in the Series 10 previous times. They won the Series eight of those times. The exceptions were in 1968 against the Tigers and 1985 against the Royals. ... Saturday was the 56th walk-off victory in Series history, the first by an obstruction call.
Song of the Day: "We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together" by Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground.