Texas was leading 7-4 after the 7th inning, but the Cardinals fought back in the 9th and 10th innings to win the game 10-9.
The Cardinal’s managed one run in the 8th, then in the bottom of ninth Cardinals third baseman Dave Freese stepped up to the plate and with two out and with only one strike to go he hit a two run triple off the Rangers Neftali Feliz to tie the game at 7-7.
The next inning the Rangers took the lead on Josh Hamilton’s two-run homer off Cardinals closer Jason Motte. In bottom of the 10th, following Albert Pujols intentional walk, right fielder Lance Berkman stepped up, the Cardinals again faced with two outs and two strikes and hit a game-tying, line-drive single to center.
In the 11th, the Cardinals scored on Freese’s lead-off home run to set up for Game 7 Friday. “That’s gotta be one for the record books,” said Daniel Descalso, a little-used Cardinals reserve infielder who led off the bottom of the 10th with a sharp single off Rangers veteran lefty Darren Oliver. “ I’ve never heard of anyone being down twice like that, by two runs and down to your last strike, and coming back to win it.”
Tonight’s game will be played in St Louis, the Cardinals have won the last eight World Series Game Sevens. Pitching for the Rangers will be ‘lefty’ Matt Harrison, and for the Cardinals it will probably be Chris Carpenter, despite only having had three days’ rest since Game Five.