2011 World Series Winner: St Louis Cardinals Win 11th World Series
Saturday, October 29, 2011
by Bodog Sportsbook
It looked like another wild one after the first inning. The Rangers got on the scoreboard with two runs off of starter Chris Carpenter. However the Cardinals, just as they did all Game 6, quickly hit back with a double from David Freese to score Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman.
From there Carpenter settled down, keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard for the next five innings; making way for relievers Arthur Rhodes, Octavio Dotel, Lance Lynn and Jason Motte to hold the Rangers hitless the rest of the way.
The pop really came out of the Rangers’ bats in the 5th. With the Cardinals leading 3-2 Rangers reliever Scott Feldman walked Allen Craig, hit Pujols, intentionally walked Freese, then walked Yadier Molina to give up a run. C.J. Wilson then relieved Feldman, but hit Rafael Furcal to give the Cardinals another run and 5-2 lead. Texas never recovered. An RBI single by Molina in the 7th was just icing on the cake.
Freese was World Series MVP, an unsurprising choice. The third baseman has been red hot in October, winning the NLCS MVP before single-handedly putting the Cardinals in Game 7 with his clutch heroics on Thursday. Freese is just the sixth player to ever win both the NLCS and World Series MVP. And he’s a St. Louis native. We doubt he’ll ever be able to pay for a drink in the state of Missouri again.
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