The St. Louis Cardinals took the first step in reserving a spot in this year’s World Series with a 13-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers last night in the first game of their National League Championship Series. The Tigers and Red Sox face off in Game One tonight in the ALCS.
Predicting which team may win an LCS series is a not an easy task. It may, however, be a little easier to predict which team will win a game in the ALCS and NLCS. Here’s a look at nine different “box score” stats and how often team have won an LCS game when those stats ended up in their favor. For the sake of this article, I’ve looked at the last three year’s of ALCS and NLCS games (from 2010-2012). That’s 35 games.