St. Louis Cardinals win 2011 World Series

(AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable WorldSeries they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the TexasRangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday

ST. LOUIS - (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable WorldSeries they weren't even supposed to reach, beating the TexasRangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit byhometown star David Freese and six gutty innings from ChrisCarpenter.

A day after an epic Game 6 that saw them twice within one strikeof elimination, the Cardinals captured their 11th World Seriescrown. After a whole fall on the edge, Tony La Russa's team didn'tdare mess with Texas, or any more drama.

Freese's two-run double tied it in the first inning againstloser Matt Harrison and Allen Craig hit a go-ahead homer in thethird.

Pitching on short rest, Carpenter improved to 2-0 in the Seriesand 4-0 in the postseason. La Russa won his third Series title.

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