Gerrit Cole will start Game 5 on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The big question about a potential game five was whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would start Gerrit Cole instead of A.J. Burnett. Burnett struggled on the road in St. Louis in Game 1, while Cole dominated the Cardinals in Game 2. Both will be available on normal rest for Game 5 on Wednesday, and after Michael Wacha mowed down the Pirates today, there will be a Game 5.

Clint Hurdle announced after the game today that Gerrit Cole would get the Game 5 start over Burnett

"We have one game to win," Hurdle said.  "As I've done and I've challenged the guys to do, we need to do the best we can to win that next game.  I believe that match-up is the best we can do to beat the Cardinals in Game 5."

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