The St. Louis Cardinals have won Major League Baseball's World Series, coming from behind to defeat the visiting Texas Rangers 6-2 in the deciding seventh game of the championship series.
Pitcher Chris Carpenter, who started three games for the Cardinals in this year's World Series, earned the victory late Friday, giving up just two runs in six innings of work.
Game six star David Freese drove in two runs for victorious St. Louis, as did star catcher Yadier Molina. Freeze was named the Most Valuable Player of the series.
The Cardinals, who have won the World Series 11 times, rallied late in the year, earning a playoff berth on the final day of the regular season. They went on to edge the widely favored Philadelphia Phillies in the first round of the National League playoffs, then defeat the Milwaukee Brewers to advance to the championship series.