The St. Louis Cardinals have won Major League Baseball's World Series, beating the Detroit Tigers, 4-2.
The Cardinals, one of baseball's most storied franchises, won the 10th championship in team history, and the first in 24 years. The Cards' 83 regular-season wins are the fewest of any World Series champion, as they barely made the post-season after a late-season slump in the National League.
St. Louis pitcher Jeff Weaver had one of the best games of his life Friday, holding the American League champion Tigers to just two runs and four hits over eight innings, while striking out nine batters.
Detroit was hurt once again by sloppy defensive play. A throwing error by rookie pitcher Jason Verlander in the fifth inning allowed two St. Louis runners to score.
Detroit committed eight errors in the five games played in the best-of-seven series. Five miscues were by Tiger pitchers.
St. Louis shortstop David Eckstein was named the Most Valuable Player of the season-ending series.
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