One way or another the Cardinals were heading back to St. Louis, the only question was would it be for a decisive NLDS game 5 or to clean out their lockers. As fate would have it the Cardinals were able to stave off elimination behind the phenomenal pitching of rookie Michael Wacha who surrendered just one hit to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 7.1 innings.
The Cardinals are no stranger to winner-take-all games as this will be their sixth in the past 3 seasons and are 4-1 in those games. Taking the mound for the Cards in Game 5 is 2013's National League wins leader, Adam Wainwright. He will be battling the up and coming rookie Gerrit Cole for the Pirates, who only made his major league debut in June but has shown enough to to earn the ball for what is undoubtedly the biggest start of his career.
Cardinals tickets for game 5 are currently averaging $163.25, up over 20% since the start of game 5. The get in price is currently $93 , which is up 90% in that same time frame. However, despite the jump in price, this is still the second least expensive Division Series Game out of the ten since 2010, behind only Thursday's ALDS game 5 in Oakland between the Tigers and A's.
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