The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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October 28, 2011

Cardinals force Game 7 in World Series

Thriller sends Series to 1st Game 7 since ’02

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ST. LOUIS —

In 1924, Earl McNeely’s grounder bounced over rookie third baseman Freddie Lindstrom’s head to bring home Muddy Ruel with the winning run in the 12th inning, giving the original Washington Senators a 4-3 victory.

Brooklyn fans treasure Johnny Podres’ 2-0 win in 1955 over the Yankees, who beat the Dodgers in the Series five times previously. Sandy Koufax pitched a shutout on two days’ rest in 1965 as Los Angeles defeated Minnesota’s Jim Kaat 2-0, and Lew Burdette pitched a shutout on two days’ rest in 1957 to lead the Milwaukee Braves over the Yankees’ Don Larsen 5-0.

In 1975, Cincinnati’s Joe Morgan got the go-ahead hit off Boston’s Jim Burton — who never pitched in the major leagues again — to give the Reds a 4-3 victory at Fenway Park. The Mets overcame a 3-0 deficit against the Red Sox in Game 7 in 1986 as Ray Knight and Darryl Strawberry homered in an 8-5 victory.

“The experience of Game 7,” La Russa said, “is something they’ll never forget.”

 

Game 6

Texas     110         110         300         20           —            9              15           2

St. Louis                200         101         012         21           —            10           13           3

(11 innings)

C.Lewis, Ogando (6), D.Holland (6), M.Adams (8), Feliz (9), D.Oliver (10), Feldman (10), M.Lowe (11) and Napoli; J.Garcia, Salas (4), Lynn (6), Dotel (7), Rzepczynski (8), Motte (9), Westbrook (11) and Y.Molina. W—Westbrook 1-0. L—M.Lowe 0-1. HRs—Texas, A.Beltre (2), N.Cruz (2), J.Hamilton (1). St. Louis, Berkman (1), Craig (2), Freese (1).

 

 

World Series Comebacks

Comebacks where a team was one out from elimination in the World Series and they rallied back to win the game.

2011 — St. Louis Cardinals over Texas Rangers — Game 6 (Final result TBD)

1986 — New York Mets over Boston Red Sox - Game 6 (The Mets won Game 7)

1911 — New York Giants over Philadelphia Athletics - Game 5 (The A’s beat the Giants in Game 6 to win the WS)

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Other Game of Note

1992 Braves were down to their last out in the ninth inning in Game 6 when Otis Nixon hit an RBI single to tie the game at 2 and sent it to extra innings, but the Braves still lost that game to the Blue Jays in extra innings and were eliminated.

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