>>Cardinals Edge Rangers In Game One Of World Series
(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Cardinals have won Game One of the World Series. Allen Craig's pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning proved to be the difference as the Cards rolled to a 3-2 win over the Rangers at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night. Lance Berkman added a two-run single in the fourth frame for St. Louis, which took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven set. Chris Carpenter tossed six innings of two-run ball to register the win. Four relievers worked the next two innings of one-hit ball to bridge the gap to closer Jason Motte, who worked a 1-2-3 ninth to nail down the save. Mike Napoli's two-run homer in the fifth frame accounted for Texas' only runs of the game. C.J. Wilson gave up all three runs through five-and-two-third innings of duty to absorb the loss.
St. Louis is looking to add to it's NL-best 10 World Series titles and first since 2006, while the Rangers are in search for their first in franchise history after losing to the San Francisco Giants in last year's Fall Classic. The Redbirds host Game Two this evening. Jaime Garcia is slated to toe the rubber for St. Louis and the Rangers are expected to counter with Colby Lewis.