The St. Louis Cardinals and their fans were partying into the early hours of the morning as the Cardinals had an improbable comeback, beating the Texas Rangers 10-9 in 11 innings.
St. Louis slugger David Freese was the hitting hero in Game 6 as his 2-out triple tied the game in the bottom of the ninth 7-7. After that, Freese out did himself in the bottom of the 11th by hitting the game winning home run sending the Cardinals to a 10-9 win and forcing a Game 7.
The odds on this game are close to even, with St. Louis being a slight favorite at -115.
It’s hard to say who the starting pitchers are going to be in Game 7 for either team. Even the FOX sports guys last night weren’t sure who would be the starting for either side.
Momentum hasn’t really been a huge factor in this series, as it seems once a team has control, the other team has come right back to tie the series.
Right now, the Cardinals have history and momentum on their side. Eighteen teams trailing 3-2 in the best-of-seven World Series classic format bounced back to win the title, including 12 that swept the last two games at home.
So 12 of 18 teams have pulled this off in World Series history. Hey, why not St. Louis? This will be their second World Series championship this season, right? Wasn’t that Phillies-Cards Series for all the marbles a few weeks back?
Bottom Line – This has been a wild series, but after game 6 the Rangers have to be reeling. St. Louis finishes the series tonight, and claims the 2011 World Series championship.