Friday, October 28, 2011

Cardinals Stun Rangers, 10-9, in 11 Innings to Force Game 7

Hey, hoping for another night of baseball? You got your wish.

At Los Angeles Times:

Reporting from St. Louis — St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa probably summed it up best.

"You had to be here to believe it," he said.

But even after seeing St. Louis rally three times in the final three innings to deny the Texas Rangers a World Series title Thursday, it was still hard to believe.

David Freese's leadoff home run in the 11th inning provided the deciding run in the Cardinals' 10-9 victory in Game 6, forcing the exhausted teams to return to Busch Stadium on Friday for a decisive game.

Yet while that one swing may have won the game, it was the Cardinals' grit and heart that may swing the count.

Twice, St. Louis was a strike away from its winter vacation — but both times the Cardinals came back.

"We never quit trying," La Russa said. "I know that's kind of corny, but the fact is we never quit trying.

"The dugout was alive even when we were behind. And sometimes it works."
Also at Hot Air, "Video: The greatest World Series game ever?"