This is the second straight year that Taco Bell has hooked up the nation with free tacos during the World Series. Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole a base in 2016 to unlock the freebie for the nation last time.
Wow! What an unforgettable World Series we just witnessed. This was everything that is great about sports. Two great teams who had not tasted a championship in many many decades and two outstanding fan bases. This was a win for sports fans everywhere.
Following a wild, 11-inning Game 6 that the Rangers let slip through their fingers several times before the Cardinals finally won 10-9 to even the series; tonight's Game 7 in St. Louis (6:05pm MT on Fox) will crown the 2011 World Champion. Chris Carpenter is scheduled to start for the Cardinals, with Matt Harrison thowing for the Rangers.
Just one night after St. Louis' Albert Pujols and his offense was the big story, last night belonged to Texas' Derek Holland and his pitching. Holland threw eight and a third scoreless innings before being relieved in the ninth on the way to a 4-0 Rangers win, evening the series at two games a piece. Game 5 is tonight at 6:05 MT on Fox.
With the World Series even at one win a piece, the scene changes as the next three games move to Texas. Game 3 starters for tonight's matchup are Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals and Matt Harrison for the Rangers. the game time forecast is for sunshine and temps in the low 80s. First pitch 6:05pm MT on Fox.
After eight innings last night, the Texas Rangers trailed the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0, and were in danger of going down two games in the series. The thing about baseball is, there's always hope. The Rangers rallied for two runs in the ninth, evened the series at a game a piece, and head back to Texas for Game 3 tomorrow night.
American Idol winner Scotty McCreery sang the National Anthem last night to kick of the World Series. There were problems with his mic at first, but once they fixed it, he calmly started over and nailed it. Thanks to YouTube for the video!
Allen Craig's pinch-hit go ahead single in the sixth inning sent the Cardinals past the Rangers 3-2 last night in Game 1 of the World Series. Texas, who hasn't lost two games in a row since August 23-25 will try to even the series tonight in Game 2 (6:05 MT on Fox). Colby Lewis is scheduled to start for the Rangers, with Jaime Garcia taking the mound for the Cardinals.
The World Series begins tonight in St. Louis as the Cardinals host the Texas Rangers in Game #1. C.J. Wilson is scheduled to start for the Rangers, with Chris Carpenter taking the mound for the Cards. St. Louis has home field advantage in the series because the NL won the All-Star game. First pitch tonight at 6:05 MT on Fox.