St. Louis, MO
David Freese delivered clutch hits for the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday and his team will play a deciding game seven in the World Series vs. the Texas Rangers.
Freese ripped a two-run triple in the ninth to tie it and added a walkoff solo homer in the 11th as the Cards topped the Rangers 10-9.
Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz belted solo homers in the seventh inning as the Texas Rangers snapped a 4-4 tie. Ian Kinsler added an RBI single in the frame to make it 7-4 in favor of the Rangers.
St. Louis squeezed some runs home despite collecting a paltry three hits through seven innings.
Lance Berkman cracked a two-run homer in the first and Yadier Molina drew a bases loaded walk and added a second RBI on a ground out.
Allen Craig, the hero of game one for the Cards, and nearly of game two also, belted a solo homer in the eighth to bring St. Louis within a pair of runs at 7-5.
Freese pushed the game into extra innings in the ninth with a two-run triple on a 1-2 pitch from Derek Holland.
Josh Hamilton looked to be the hero in the 10th with a two-run homer that gave the Rangers a 9-7 lead.
The Cards answered in the bottom of the frame, however, as Ryan Theriot plated a run with a grounder and Berkman came through with a clutch RBI single to center.
Despite allowing Berkman's blast, Rangers starter Colby Lewis wasn't bad in tossing 5 1-3 innings of three hit ball.
Cards starter Jaime Garcia allowed two runs off five hits in just three frames.
St. Louis followed by using three relievers over the next four innings, including Lance Lynn who gave up the monster solo shots in the seventh.
Albert Pujols did not help the Cards cause again, going hitless in his first four at-bats with a strikeout.
He doubled in the ninth, but was stranded at second as his teammates couldn't deliver the clutch hit.
Pujols was intentionally walked in the 10th, but Berkman came through.
St. Louis committed three errors in the sloppy though exciting affair, while the Rangers had two miscues.
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