St. Louis wins World Series

The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren’t even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutsy innings from Chris Carpenter.

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte reacts after Texas Rangers' David Murphy flies out to end Game 7 of baseball's World Series Friday

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte reacts after Texas Rangers' David Murphy flies out to end Game 7 of baseball's World Series Friday

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Cardinals won a remarkable World Series they weren’t even supposed to reach, beating the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 on Friday night with another key hit by hometown star David Freese and six gutsy innings from Chris Carpenter.

A day after an epic Game 6 that saw them twice within one strike of elimination, the Cardinals captured their 11th World Series crown.

After a whole fall on the edge, Tony La Russa’s team didn’t dare mess with Texas, or any more drama.

Freese’s two-run double tied it in the first inning against loser Matt Harrison and Allen Craig hit a go-ahead homer in the third.

Pitching on short rest, Carpenter improved to 2-0 in the Series and 4-0 in the post-season.

La Russa won his third Series title.