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Unformatted text preview: Rest often pays off in World Series By Ronald Blu m The Associated Pres s NEW YORK -- As if th e Detroit Tigers don't hav e enoughgoing for them, consider this: The last six teams that started the World Series with five or more days ofrest all wen t onto win . While the Tigers took a n NFL-like wek off after sweeping Oakland for the AL p ennant , the New YorkMets orSt . Louis Cardinals will play Saturday night's Series opener with only one or two days of rest. "I would love to be in their situation . I thinkwe all would," Cardinals manager Tony L a Russa said before Game 6 on Wednesday night. Following Tues day night's 42winin St . Louis, the Cardinals headed to Shea Stadium with a 3-2 lead inthebest-of-sevenseries. Going backto the final stages of the regular season, the NL pennant race has been a competition of attrition. The Met s are without injured starter s Pedro Martinez and Orland o Hernandez, andleftfielder Cliff Floyd is limited to pinch, hitting because of a sore Achilles ' tendon. St. Louis is making do without starter Mark Mulder and closer Jason Isringhausen, and first baseman Albert Pujols, third baseman Scott Rolen and shortstop David Eckstein are all playing hurt. Are the Mets and Cardinals too banged up and too burne d out to win? "I don't buy it for a minute. It seems like the underdogs are the ones that come through, anyway, because there's less pressure," said Cardinals pitch er JeffWeaver, the Game5winner.'Both teams are deserving and whichever one makes the plays and gets the two-out hit s is the one that's going to win. " No matter which team wins , See NLCS Page 7B . 1 se ,e>m _er ri c .nd his ing wo on the ecimet TOO LAT E Press Game 6 of the Nationa l League Championship Series between the St. Louis Cardinal s and New York Mets ended to o late for today's edition of th e Journal. Read all about the gam e At www.ithacajournal.com ...
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