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For the second consecutive season, a player involved in the World Series will take home a championship ring no matter which team wins.St. Louis Cardinals reliever Arthur Rhodes is this year's lucky recipient. The 41-year-old lefthander secured his spot in history when the Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 Sunday night to clinch the National League Championship Series in six games.The Cardinals will face the Texas Rangers in the Fall Classic beginning Wednesday night in St. Louis.Rhodes began the season with the Rangers but was released on Aug. 8. The Cardinals signed him three days later.Bengie Molina found himself in a similar situation last season. The veteran catcher began the season with San Francisco but was traded to the Rangers on July 1.Both teams reached the World Series, and Molina picked up a ring even though his Rangers lost to the Giants.Rhodes, who debuted in the majors with the Baltimore Orioles in 1991, will be making his first trip to the World Series.
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Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers. Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw. The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals with a lot symmetry, all set to get acquainted in the World Series.
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MILWAUKEE -- An afterthought in early September, the St. Louis Cardinals are taking their wild ride to the World Series. David Freese hit a three-run homer in the first and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as St. Louis captured its 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory against the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers Sunday night at Miller Park.
David Freese hit a three-run home run in the first inning as the St. Louis Cardinals roughed up Milwaukee pitching on the way to a 12-6 victory in Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday night, a win that sent the Cardinals to the World Series.