Allen Craig hit a go-ahead solo homer in the third and scored twice as the Cardinals captured their 11th World Series title with a 6-2 win over the Rangers in Game Seven of the 107th Fall Classic. A night after hitting a walk-off solo homer, David Freese drilled a two-run double in the first for the Cards, who ended their improbable run to the championship by winning the final two games of the epic series. Freese, who a native of St. Louis, earned World Series MVP honors.
The 28-year-old Freese also set the MLB record for RBI in a single postseason with 21. Chris Carpenter started on three days' rest and fired six-plus innings of two-run ball to earn his second win of the series.