Barring a comeback in the top of the ninth inning, it appears the St. Louis Cardinals are now just three outs away from collecting their 11th World Series title, and first since 2006. This series marked the fourth time the Cardinals have played in the World Series since 2004, while it appears the American League Champion Texas Rangers will finish their second consecutive season with a loss in the World Series.
Chris Carpenter, pitching on just three days rest, would go on to toss six innings for the Cardinals. He allowed just the two runs on six hits. His pitches look flat in the first inning but he was able to rebound and allow the Cardinals offense to eventually take the lead.
In what may prove to be the game winner, Cardinals left-fielder homered to right with one out in the third inning to propel the Cardinals to a 3-2 lead.
As things stand right now, the Cardinals are leading 6-2 heading to the bottom of the eight inning. Jason Motte will likely enter to try and close out the game and the series against Nelson Cruz, Mike Napoli, and Daniel Murphy. Napoli has a single while Murphy has doubled in the game thus far.