ST. LOUIS — Game 6 of the World Series was postponed Wednesday because of a wet forecast, delaying the Texas Rangers' bid to clinch their first championship.
Major League Baseball announced the decision about 4½ hours before the Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals were set to play. At the time, no rain had fallen at Busch Stadium, but heavy precipitation was expected.
Texas leads the Series 3-2. Game 6 was rescheduled for Thursday night at 8:05 p.m. If Game 7 is necessary, it would be played Friday night.
"Because of the forecast, there was no reason to wait any longer," said Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations.
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If anything, the extra day may lead to more intrigue over who might pitch for St. Louis should the Series go to a Game 7 for the first time since 2002. Texas Manager Ron Washington already has said Matt Harrison would start if the Series goes that far. St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter pitched Game 5 on Monday night but could return on three days' rest.