St Louis Cardinals win baseball's World Series
Monday, October 31, 2011
|Game 6||Cardinals||10||9||Rangers||11 inn|
The Cardinals won the last game 6–2, with the highlights of the game being a solo home-run for batterand defensive pitching by .
A record 47,399 supporters filledin St Louis to watch the game, with thousands more outside the ground.
The Cardinals were trailing 3–2 going into the sixth game, but won a narrow victory with World Seriesguiding his team to victory. Greg Heakes of the called him the "hero" of an "epic" game.
Freese was also active in the finale with a double in the first inning to cancel out two early Texas runs. Playing in place of injured left fielder, Craig's homer in the third put the hosts into the lead for the first time.
The fifth inning saw two walked in runs for the Cardinals as their lead stretched to 5–2, anddrove in to round off the game in the seventh.
Carpenter struck out five Rangers batsmen throughout the game, throwing five scoreless innings as Rangers' batsmen struggled.
Texas managerwas respectful in defeat. "Someone has to win, someone has to lose and the Cardinals did it. They were the better team."
The defeat was Texas' second successive World Series loss, coming after a defeat tolast year. This is the first time since August that they have lost two games in a row.
- Mark Mitchener. "World Series 2011: Cardinals beat Rangers in finale" — , October 29, 2011
- Greg Heakes. "Cardinals claim 11th World Series crown" — , October 29, 2011