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. Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman says they have to thrive in the National League formatted games of the Fall Classic.
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. Mike Napoli’s two-run homer in the fifth frame accounted for Texas’ only runs of the game. Texas manager Ron Washington says give credit where it’s due, the Cardinals deserved to win this one.
Chris Carpenter tossed six innings of two-run ball in the winning effort. Four relievers worked two innings of one-hit ball that bridged the gap to closer Jason Motte, whose 1-2-3 ninth nailed down the save. C.J. Wilson gave up all three runs through five-and-two-third innings of duty to absorb the loss. St. Louis hosts Game Two tonight.
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