Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are scheduled to attend the World Series opener in St. Louis on Wednesday night to honor military veterans.
Major League Baseball announced Monday that it has dedicated Game 1 between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals to veterans and their families.
The first lady and Dr. Biden, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden, will participate in a pregame ceremony at Busch Stadium as part of MLB's Welcome Back Veterans program and Obama's Joining Forces initiative.
Updated with new picture, information about Freese winning series MVP
The Cardinals will have a "happy flight" home following their efforts tonight.
David Freese hit an early three-run homer and manager Tony La Russa turned again to his brilliant bullpen for seven sturdy innings as the St. Louis Cardinals captured their 18th pennant with a 12-6 victory over the bumbling Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday night.
Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco and closer Ryan Madson made manager Charlie Manuel's moves look smart, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Tuesday for a 2-1 lead in their NL playoff series.
Francisco batted for pitcher Cole Hamels and broke open a scoreless game with a three-run homer in the seventh inning
Madson earned a five-out save. He induced a double play the escape in the eighth and gave up a run in the ninth before nailing down his first multi-inning save of the year.
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Cardinals top Phillies 5-4
Albert Pujols hit a go-ahead single in the seventh to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. John Jay added two RBIs for the Cardinals, who evened the National League division series matchup at one game apiece. St. Louis will send Jamie Garcia to the mound tomorrow in game 3.
Brunner expected to announce U.S. Senate candidacy
The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that Lance Berkman has signed a one-year contract extension with the club. The team did not announce any more details, but other reports say the deal is for $12 million. Berkman made $8 million this season.
The St. Louis Cardinals have released their 2012 schedule and will host their oldest rival in their 2012 home opener.
The Cardinals said Wednesday their first home game next season will be April 13 against the Chicago Cubs. It will be the latest home opener in St. Louis since the Cardinals opened on April 19, 1991, against Philadelphia.
Interleague games include a home stand June 8-17 against Cleveland, the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City.