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Stellar relief pitching and a clutch pinch-hit propelled the Cardinals to a 3-2 win over the Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series. Allen Craig drove in the winning run for the Cardinals.
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Talking baseball while wondering if the NBA owners are truly bargaining or going through the motions for federal mediators: 1. You hear a lot of rhetoric around pro sports but that doesn’t mean it can’t shock you sometimes. That was certainly the case after Game 1 of the World Series, when the Cardinals’ Lance Berkman praised teammate Allen Craig for getting the game-winning hit.
Allen Craig will be in the Cardinals' lineup on Saturday night, but not as the designated hitter. Lance Berkman will shift into the designated hitter role against Rangers lefty Matt Harrison.
Chris Carpenter came up big over six solid innings Wednesday night -- including a nice diving defensive play in the first for which Elvis Adrus deserves a thank you gift for not crushing the pitcher's right hand -- to help his St. Louis Cardinals earn a 3-2 victory over the Texas Rangers in Game 1 of the World Series.
After three scoreless innings pitched by both Carpenter...
Pinch hitter Allen Craig delivered the go-ahead single and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the visiting Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.
Craig’s sixth-inning single off Alexi Ogando fell in front of a sliding Nelson Cruz to drive home David Freese and snap a 2-2 tie.
Chris Carpenter (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and five...
Until the World Series moves to Arlington, Texas, this weekend
and he gets three starts either as an outfielder or a designated
hitter, the Cardinals' Allen Craig will serve as the club's top
We've seen that before.Allen Craig came through against Alexi Ogando again, delivering a pinch-hit single in the seventh inning that gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead in Game 2 on Thursday night.Jaime Garcia pitched a brilliant game for the Cardinals, striking out seven through seven innings in a scoreless duel ...
Never heard of Allen Craig? Now you have. His pinch-hit single puts the Cardinals ahead to stay in the World Series opener. Craig might not be a starter now, but Gregg Doyel is expecting him to be a star one day.
Nobody plays a hunch like Tony La Russa. Not this October, anyway.
The St. Louis manager once again looked like a genius, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single that sent the Cardinals past the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the World Series opener.
Craig's slicing hit in the sixth inning fell inches front of sliding...
Nobody plays a hunch like Tony La Russa. Not this October, anyway. The St. Louis manager once again looked like a genius, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single that sent the Cardinals past the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the World Series opener.
Rangers manager Ron Washington played the first chess matchup of Game One correctly, bringing in Alexi Ogando to face Allen Craig in the sixth inning, but Washington imploded the next time he had to make an important move, and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and his charges started the World Series with a win.
While Washington was just an innocent victim of circumstance on Craig’s...
Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Alexi Ogando in the sixth inning with a sinking line drive that dropped just in front of right fielder Nelson Cruz, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in a chilly World Series opener.
Score and situation: The St. Louis Cardinals got another strong effort from their bullpen and just enough offense to win Game 1 of the World Series 3-2 against the Texas Rangers at Busch Stadium on Wednesday night.
[Slideshow: Top moments from Game 1]
Leading lads: Ace right-hander Chris Carpenter allowed two runs and five hits over — whaddya know?! — six innings. The Cardinals...
Game 1 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis CardinalsST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Alexi Ogando in the sixth on a sinking line drive that dropped just in front of right fielder Nelson Cruz, and the St. Louis Cardinals led the Texas Rangers 3-2 after six innings Wednesday night in a chilly World Series opener.
The Cardinals beat the Rangers 3-2 in game one of the 2011 World Series. The difference in the game turned out to be the walks. The Rangers pitchers walked six batters, all by C.J. Wilson. The last one, in the sixth inning, brought up Allen Craig to pinch hit, and he delivered the game winning RBI. Wilson failed to go after Nick Punto, a career .249 hitter, and it cost the Rangers...
Advantage, Tony La Russa. Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off Alexi Ogando in the sixth inning, and the Cardinals beat the Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the World Series.