An oversized American flag covers the Busch Stadium outfield during the playing of the National Anthem before Game 1 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis on Oct. 19, 2011.
The Cardinals claimed Game 1 of the World Series last night at Busch Stadium against the Texas Rangers.
Pinch-hitter Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead run to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win. Lance Berkman put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run single in the fourth, and Rangers catcher Mike Napoli tied the game with a home run the next inning. Pitcher Chris Carpenter got the win, allowing five hits in six innings. Allen Craig says it worked out to have Carpenter on the mound during the first game.
Be prepared for extra security at Busch Stadium tonight
If you're going to Game One of the World Series tonight, expect it to take a little longer to get into Busch Stadium. In addition to added security due to the importance of the game, First Lady Michele Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's wife, Dr. Jill Biden, will be in attendance.
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom says the department is coordinating security with the Secret Service and it will be a challenge.
The St. Louis Cardinals are the National League champions following an outstanding offensive display in Milwaukee last night.
David Freese belted one of the Cardinals' three home runs while going 3-for-4 with three runs scored in a 12-6 rout of the Brewers in Game 6 of the NLCS. Freese smacked a three-run shot to put the Cardinals ahead 4-0 in the first inning. Rafael Furcal launched a solo blast in the second and Albert Pujols did the same in the third. Pujols and pinch-hitter Allen Craig each finished with two RBIs.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa takes the baseball from starting pitcher Kyle Lohse in the fifth inning of Game 4 in the NLCS at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 13, 2011. Milwaukee won the game 4-2.
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cardinals last night 4-2 to even the NL championship series at 2 games a piece. Matt Holliday and Allen Craig homered for the Cardinals, representing their only runs in the last 16 innings. The Brewers ended an eight-game road losing streak in the postseason dating to the 1982 World Series opener at St. Louis. Jaime Garcia faces Zack Greinke for the second time in the series in Game 5 tonight.
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Albert Pujols hit an RBI double during a four-run first inning and the St. Louis bullpen bailed out ChrisCarpenter as the Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 last night for a 2-1 edge in the NL championship series.
In a matchup of aces, neither Carpenter nor 17-game Yovani Gallardo made it past the fifth. The one-run lead Carpenter handed over was just enough, as four relievers combined for four perfect innings.
Albert Pujols had one of the biggest postseason nights of his career in Game 2 of the NLCS going 4 for 5 with a home run, three doubles, and five RBIs. He's shown here hitting a game winning home run against the Chicago Cubs on June 5, 2011.
Albert Pujols had one of the biggest postseason nights of his career in Game 2 of the NL championship series, going 4 for 5 with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 12-3 last night.
General Motors can move forward on a proposed $380 million expansion of its plant in Wentzville, now that a union has approved local work rules for the plant. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that members of United Auto Workers Local 2250 approved the four-year local work rules contract on Thursday. GM has said the expansion will create up to 1,850 jobs for the region. GM plans to build a new mid-size pickup at Wentzville as part of the expansion.
St. Louis Blues Chairman Dave Checketts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Checketts has a reached a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
Report: Checketts reaches deal to sell majority stake in Blues
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dave Checketts has a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the St. Louis Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer. As part of the deal, Checketts could remain with the club in some capacity.
David Freese (R) celebrates his 6th inning two-run home run with Matt Holliday (L) on Oct. 5. Freese drove in four of the Cardinals' five runs in a 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in game 4 of the NL Division Series.
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A sea of red at Busch Stadium on Oct. 4, 2011, Game 3 of the NL Division Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Cards won Game 4 Oct. 5, 2011 and are headed to Philadelphia for Game 5 Friday night.
David Freese homered, doubled and drove in four runs as the Cardinals tagged playoff nemesis Roy Oswalt and beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night, forcing a deciding fifth game in their NL division series.
Edwin Jackson recovered from a rocky beginning to win his first playoff start with six solid innings. Jason Motte worked a perfect ninth for his second save of the series.
The announced attendance was 46,914 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for the Cardinals' playoff game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Oct. 4, 2011.
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St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols. The St. Louis RCGA says the economic impact of the Cardinals in the first-round playoff approaches $5.2 million per game, based on the typical game drawing a capacity crowd.
RCGA: Economic impact of first-round playoffs $5.2 million
The St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association says the economic impact of the Cardinals in the first-round playoffs approaches $5.2 million per game, based on the typical game drawing a capacity crowd.
The association says that if the Cardinals played all possible games through the World Series, the impact would approach that of having the 2009 All-Star Game in St. Louis at more than $56 million.