Cardinals David Freese celebrates with his teammates at home plate after hitting a solo walk off homerun to win game 6 of the World Series in the 11th inning against the Texas Rangers in St. Louis on October 27, 2011.
The St. Louis Cardinals twice were down to their final strike but rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 10-9 on an 11th inning homer by David Freese. That ended a four-hour, 33-minute classic Game 6 that began with a rash of errors but will be remembered as the game in which the Cardinals refused to go away.
As a result of Freese's heroics, the baseball season will go to a Game 7 tonight. It's the first time since 2002 that the World Series will go the distance, ending the longest gap in baseball history.
Hometown hero David Freese is mobbed by his teammates after hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to force a Game 7 in the 2011 World Series. Freese also tied the game with a triple in the bottom of the 9th.
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David Freese talks to the media at Busch Stadium after hitting the game-winning home run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Freese grew up in St. Louis.
David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th innings on Thursday night.
Very little traffic surrounds Busch Stadium as a steady rain falls in St. Louis on October 26, 2011. Game 6 of the 2011 World Series was postponed due to the inclement weather. Game 6 will be play Thursday night.
World Series Game 6 tonight at Busch after being postponed due to rain
Last night, Major League Baseball officials postponed Game 6 of the World Series because of the rainy forecast. The Texas Rangers and the Cardinals will play tonight at Busch Stadium starting at 7:05 CST.
Texas leads the Series 3-2. If Game 7 is necessary, it will be played tomorrow night at Busch.
A tarp covers the Busch Stadium infield after it was announced that Game 6 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals has been postponed due to possibilities of heavy rain in St. Louis on Oct. 26, 2011.
Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium tonight
Jaime Garcia takes the mound tonight for the Cardinals in Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium, and the Texas Rangers will counter with Colby Lewis. The two pitchers faced each other in Game 2, with the Rangers ultimately getting the victory.
The Rangers have a 3-2 lead in the series. If the Rangers win tonight's game it will be their first World Series title.