Workers paint the 2011 World Series logo onto the field at Busch Stadium in St. Louis ahead of the first matchup between the National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals, and the American League Champion Texas Rangers.
The St. Louis Cardinals advanced to the World Series after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 to clinch the National League Championship Series in six games.
The Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers in the 11th inning of Game 4 to clinch the American League Championship Series and return to the World Series where they lost to the San Francisco Giants in 2010.
For the second consecutive season, a player involved in the World Series will take home a championship ring no matter which team wins. St. Louis Cardinals reliever Arthur Rhodes is this year's lucky recipient. The 41-year-old lefthander began the season with the Rangers but was released on Aug. 8 -- the Cardinals signed him three days later. Bengie Molina found himself in a similar situation last season. The veteran catcher began the 2010 season with San Francisco but was later traded to the Rangers.
Rangers manager Ron Washington and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa, meet on the field ahead of Game 1 of the 107th World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
Pitcher Chris Carpenter allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and five St. Louis relievers -- including Jason Motte who pitched a perfect ninth for his fifth save of the postseason -- combined for three innings of one-hit relief to help the Cardinals defeat the visiting Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the World Series.
Michael Young's sacrifice fly capped a two-run, ninth-inning rally as the Texas Rangers recorded a 2-1 victory over the host St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday to even the World Series at 1-1. Game 3 is Saturday in Texas.
Mike Napoli's 3-run home run seals a win for the Rangers in game 4.
Former President Bush and Nolan Ryan watch game 4.
Mike Napoli's double wins game 5 for the Rangers.
The Rangers head into game 6 with a 3-2 series lead.
David Freese hits the game winning home run in the 11th for Saint Louis.
The Cardinals force game 7 of the World Series with a dramatic 11th inning win.
St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte celebrates the Cardinals win over the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of MLB's World Series.
The Saint Louis Cardinals celebrate their 2011 World Series Victory over the Texas Rangers.
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