MLB 13: The Show Cardinals vs Red Sox Game 5 World Series Simulation


Here at GameSided we have been simulating the entirety of the playoffs thanks to Sony’s MLB 13: The Show and its new Postseason Mode. We are on fire these playoffs, as we have correctly predicted the winning team in 6 out of 8 postseason series. Check out previous simulations for yourself:

Tonight’s probable pitchers are Jon Lester for the Red Sox (3-1, 1.67 ERA, 27 IP, 1.07 WHIP) and Adam Wainwright (2-2, 2.25 ERA, 28 IP, 0.89 WHIP) for the Cardinals. It’s a repeat of Game 1 of this series, with the venue and the National League rules being the exception. The real game coverage starts at 7:30 PM ET tonight on Fox, but we simulated Game 5 with the most recent roster update earlier last night/this morning. Here are the results:

Game Summary


  • I must sound like a broken record, but MLB 13: The Show must love Carlos Beltran in the postseason. He finishes 3-5 with 3 RBI’s and a run scored.
  • Matt Holliday does a tad better with his 2 hits, as both of them were home runs. His 3 RBI’s and 2 runs helped his team a great deal early on.
  • The run-scoring honors go to Matt Carpenter at the top of the line up. He has 3 on 4 hits with an RBI to boot.
  • David Freese finally got off the schneid with 3 hits in this matchup.
  • Adam Wainwright’s pitching line looks a bit odd. 6 IP, 5 hits, 1 ER and 6 K’s. The reason he left after 6 innings was due to long at bats/a comebacker hitting him in the shoulder.
  • Randy Choate was perfect in 2 innings of relief, along with 3 strikeouts. Edward Mujica finally made another postseason appearance with a large lead, then effectively gave up 2 ER on a 2-run HR.

Red Sox

  • Jarrod Saltalamacchia returned to the lineup as a strater for the first time since “the play,” and was way and above the best on his team. He went 2-4 with 3 RBI and a run scored.
  • David Ortiz was one of those Salty runs brought in, as he wound up going 2-4.
  • Jonny Gomes struck out 3 times and went hitless.
  •  The always-dependable top of the Red Sox lineup were MIA in this one, as Jacoby Ellsbury and Shane Victorino were noticeably absent in the hitting department.
  • John Farrell did his general over-management deal and spent time splitting 3B between Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts. The latter was the only one with a hit.
  • The number of hits was what Jon Lester down, as his 5 IP and 3 ER were the result of 9 hits. He had no walks and only 1 strikeout. Craig Breslow took it one step further, as in one inning of work he gave up 5 ER on 6 hits. Just one inning.

Final Score

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 10-3 to take a 3-2 World Series lead. Looks like the Red Sox only had Satly to fall back on in this game, ironically. Make sure to come back to GameSided on Wednesday, as we will have the simulated results for Game 6 (and possibly the last) of the 2013 MLB World Series.


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