NCLS: Game 6 Tonight


ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's back to New York for what could be the final game of the 2006 National League Championship Series.

Jeff Weaver helped pitch the Cardinals past the Mets 4-to-2 last night in St. Louis, giving the Redbirds a 3-to-2 lead in he best-of-seven affair.

Mets starter Tom Glavine lasted just four-plus innings and was tagged with the loss. He was also tagged by Albert Pujols. The Cards slugger hit his first homer since Game One of the division series. innings.

Preston Wilson hit a go-ahead RBI double off Glavine in the fifth and Chris Duncan added an insurance homer in the sixth.

The Mets wasted a golden opportunity to get back in it when they failed to score in the eighth inning after putting runners on second and third with just one out.

Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter will take the Shea Stadium mound tonight for Game Six. The Mets counter with rookie John Maine.