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. Yadier Molina had two hits and two RBI as the Redbirds claimed their first title since 2006. Chris Carpenter started on three days' rest and fired six-plus innings of two-run ball to earn his second win of the series.
Josh Hamilton and Michael Young each had RBI doubles in the first inning for Texas. Matt Harrison allowed three runs over only four innings to suffer his second loss of the series. The Rangers were within one strike of their first title in franchise history in Game Six twice, but they went on to lose in the World Series for the second straight year.