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Rain delays NLCS Game 5 between Cardinals, Mets

AP , ST. LOUIS

Cardinals fan Brian Ray stands under an umbrella looking at his tickets outside Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri, ater Game 5 of the National League championship series was postponed because of rain on Monday.

PHOTO: EPA

Daylong rain caused Game 5 of the Major League Baseball's National League championship series (NLCS) between the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets to be postponed on Monday night.

The game was rescheduled for yesterday night at Busch Stadium. The teams are tied at two games each in the best-of-seven series.

For the second time in the NLCS, the teams will travel without a day off. They will play Game 6 at Shea Stadium in New York tonight, as scheduled.

Tom Glavine (15-7) of the Mets and Jeff Weaver (5-4) of the Cardinals had both been scheduled to start on Monday on three days' rest. St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter is slated to start Game 6 today against rookie John Maine.

The Mets tied the series by winning 12-5 on Sunday night.

Last Wednesday's NLCS opener in New York was rained out, pushing back the start of the series and forcing the first four games to be played without a day off.

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