Today's WSJ did a point/counterpoint piece about whether the National League will finally send the American League to defeat today, for the first time since 1996. Write Mike Sielski, who was taking the side supporting the NL, wrote this:
Over his career, the Dodgers' Jonathan Broxton has averaged more strikeouts per nine innings against AL opponents (12.3) than he has against those in his own league. Plus, this isn't the National League Championship Series, so it should be safe for him to close this game.
The Journal also picks the AL to win, 5 runs to 4.1.