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Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 10/26/2011

World Series Game 6 postponed to Thursday

MLB officials hope postponing Game 6 to Thursday gives the clouds ample time to clear out of St. Louis. (Jamie Squire - Getty Images)
In order to prevent a potential series of weather delays during tonight’s potentially-decisive World Series Game 6 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball officials have preemptively postponed the game to Thursday .

With a chance of showers throughout the evening hours (only 30 percent according to, the grounds crew has covered up the infield at Busch Stadium.

Game 6 has been rescheduled for Thursday at 8:05 p.m. Should the Cardinals stave off elimination, Game 7 would be Friday at the same time.

The Rangers lead the best-of-seven series 3-2 and are one win away from their first World Series title.

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