The World Series of 2011 was contested between the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. It was won by the Cardinals in seven games, who won their eleventh title of Major League Baseball for the second time since the 2006 season. They reached the playoffs getting the wild card in the regular season and won the division series to the Philadelphia Phillies (3-2), and the National League pennant for the Milwaukee Brewers (4-2).
For the Rangers it was their second fall classic in a row as American League champions. In the 2011 season, they won the Western Division with a total of 96 wins and 66 losses, and they were awarded with the postseason divisional series against the Tampa Bay Rays in four games (3-1), and the league pennant in front of Detroit Tigers (4-2).
2011 MLB WORLD SERIES BETTING ODDS
In St. Louis’s victory was a decisive movement of manager Tony La Russa, who commanded as a pinch hitter Craig Allen off reliever Alexi Ogando Texas for the sixth, Craig singled that scored the winning run for Cardinals. Also, both starting pitchers achieved a good task, unlike the modest performance they had in their playoff series leagues. The game was played in cold temperature (9 ° C) and gusts of rain.
After six innings of mastery of the starting pitchers, St. Louis went ahead in the seventh inning, but the Rangers managed to overcome the difference in the last inning with the winning run scored by Elvis Andrus, who was also decisive in the victory from his team to make two notable defensive plays. This entry the Rangers managed a timely hitting and good baserunning.
For the fourth inning the Cardinals were ahead in the score five runs for zero, but the Rangers with to two runs were able to approach the inning, but again, in the fifth inning, the St. Louis went ahead in the score six three. In the upper sixth, the score 6-8 for the visitors started strong batting Albert Pujols would connect three homers in the game that would subtract, his performance has been rated the best offensive performance of all times in a game Fall Classic, finishing with five hits in six shifts, six RBIs and four runs scored.
The Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland, held the Cardinals’ offense to two hits in eight innings. He was also critical of Mike Napoli’s homer in the sixth inning that extended the score zero to four for the Texans. Berkan Lance just had a remarkable performance by St. Louis on offense with two hits in three innings.
The Cardinals managed to get ahead on the scoreboard in two runs for zero, but two separate homers by Mitch Moreland and Adrian Beltre managed to level the score for Texas. For the eighth inning, Mike Napoli achieved for the second time for Texans decisive homer with a double that drove in two runs, and again the Dominican Neftali Feliz was essential by winning another save game.
The game was scheduled for October 26 but was postponed to the next day due to heavy rain. The match ended up being one of the most significant in the history of the World Series, as St. Louis was one strike away from losing the title at the bottom of the ninth inning, but David Freese drove a two-run triple the actions necessary to tie a seven runs apiece. The Rangers once again stroked the scepter with homer of Josh Hamilton with one on base, leaving the score 7-9 in the tenth episode, but the Cardinals tied the game again, lacking a strike to lose. In the eleventh inning, again Freese became the decisive hitter by the locals with a solo homer that stretched the series to seven games.
The host must again overcome an adverse score when Texas was ahead in the score 0-2 in the first episode, but the inning managed to tie the actions by a double from David Freese. For the third inning, Allen Craig definitely put forward the Red Sox by a homer to extend the score 6-2 in the seventh inning.
The Cardinals were champions of Major League Baseball for eleventh time in its history, besides being the fifth team to win the title after having obtained the postseason passes through a wild card. For their part, the Rangers lost their second straight World Series, a situation not occurred since 1992 with the Atlanta Braves.
MLB 2011 WORLD SERIES SCHEDULE POINT SPREAD
|Game 1||Wednesday, October 19||Texas Rangers @ St. Louis Cardinals||FOX||8:05pm|
|Game 2||Thursday, October 20||Texas Rangers @ St. Louis Cardinals||FOX||8:05pm|
|Game 3||Saturday, October 22||St. Louis Cardinals @ Texas Rangers||FOX||8:05pm|
|Game 4||Sunday, October 23||St. Louis Cardinals @ Texas Rangers||FOX||8:05pm|
|Game 5*||Monday, October 24||St. Louis Cardinals @ Texas Rangers||FOX||8:05pm|
|Game 6*||Thursday, October 27||Texas Rangers @ St. Louis Cardinals||FOX||8:05pm|
|Game 7*||Friday, October 28||Texas Rangers @ St. Louis Cardinals||FOX||8:05pm|
2011 WORLD SERIES MVP ODDS
The third baseman David Freese, who masterfully led the St. Louis Cardinals winning the 2011 World Series, was chosen MVP of the classic after his team’s victory over the Texas Rangers in the seventh and last game with 6×2.
After the Rangers make two runs in the first inning, the Cardinals retaliate in closing that entrance also with two entries, followed by tickets to Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman and an important brace from Freese.
For Freese was his 20 and 21 RBIs in the postseason, to overtake Sandy Alomar Jr. (1997), Scott Spiezio (2002) and slugger David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz (2004).
The night before, in the epic victory of the Cardinals in 11 innings 10 × 0, Freese was the hero of the game, first with a RBI double in collecting bats, which served to send the game to extrainning.
Subsequently, the eleventh opening act, Freese, in counting up to 3 and 2, hit a decisive home run to left lying on the grass the ‘Rangers’.
Freese, who hit in the series to a high of .348, also was the MVP of the championship series in the National League when they beat the Milwaukee Brewers.