World Series Game 5 Live Chat: Cardinals vs. Rangers

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The World Series is down to a best-of-three going into Game 5 tonight between the Cardinals and Rangers.

We’ll have all the action covered in a live chat, beginning right around first pitch at 8:05 p.m. ET. Come snark along with me or feel free to just hang out.

C.J. Wilson is on the mound for the home team while Chris Carpenter makes the start for the Cardinals. Looking for lineups? We have you covered right here.

Report: Mariners sign Juan Nicasio to a two-year deal

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners have signed pitcher Juan Nicasio to a two-year contract, pending a physical.

Nicasio, 31, spent last season with the Pirates, Phillies, and Cardinals, putting up an aggregate 2.61 ERA with a 72/20 K/BB ratio in 72 1/3 innings. He appeared in 76 games, leading the National League.

Nicasio will help bolster the Mariners’ bullpen behind closer Edwin Diaz. It’s not known exactly what role he’ll have but it seems reasonable to assume he’ll handle mostly the seventh inning while Nick Vincent will set up for Diaz. Nicasio does have plenty of starting experience so he could also spot start in a pinch.