Eleven teams have been down 3-2 coming home and won Games 6 and 7 to win the World Series, including six in the last 20 years -- St. Louis in 1982, Kansas City in 1985, the New York Mets in 1986, Minnesota in 1987 and 1991, and Arizona last year. Anaheim will look to become No. 12. The Angels trail San Francisco 3-2 heading into Saturday night's Game 6.
Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that the team is considering several pitching options for Games 6 and 7. Kevin Appier is scheduled to start Saturday night, with Ramon Ortiz slated to start Game 7 Sunday, if necessary. Ortiz, however, has been bothered by tendinitis in his wrist. If he is unable to pitch, Anaheim might turn to John Lackey, who started Game 4. Also, even if Ortiz is healthy, he might be used out of the bullpen in Game 6, leaving Lackey to start the finale.
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So far in the World Series, Barry Bonds has scored on three of his 10 walks, and two of his six intentional walks.
In the five Series games, Anaheim's starters have pitched 21 2-3 innings and allowed 31 hits and 22 runs for a 9.14 ERA.
Japanese sensation Ichiro Suzuki will play for the major league all-star team that plays eight games in Japan next month.
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