The St. Louis Cardinals hosted the 2011 World Series at Busch Stadium against the Texas Rangers.
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Michelle Obama waves to fans at Busch Stadium as she stands on the mound with Jill Biden, Lance Corporal James Sperry and Sperry's 5-year-old daughter, Hannah. For the third year in a row the World Series was dedicated to America's military.
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Rangers' starter C.J. Wilson allowed three runs in five and two-thirds innings in a losing effort.
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Lance Berkman makes contact with a C.J. Wilson pitch. Berkman went 2-4 and his two RBI single in the fourth inning gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.
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St. Louis ace Chris Carpenter laid out to cover first base and get Texas shortstop Elvis Andrus out in the first inning.
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Carpenter pitched six innings and allowed two runs for the win.
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Ian Kinsler throws to first base. the Texas second baseman helped turn two double plays in Game 1.
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Kinsler helps turn a 5-4-3 double play in fifth inning to keep the score tied at 2.
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Cardinals' reliever Octavio Dotel throws a pitch during the eighth inning. The set-up man pitched two-thirds of the inning, getting Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus out.
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St. Louis shortstop Rafael Furcal tags out Ian Kinsler as he attempts to steal second base in the first inning.
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Cardinals' centerfielder Jon Jay lays down a sacrifice bunt in the fifth inning.
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Yadier Molina tags out pinch hitter Esteban German after he struck out in the seventh inning.
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St. Louis closer Jason Motte pitched the ninth and helped the Cardinals hold onto a 3-2 lead.
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Jason Motte celebrates with teammates after closing out the Cardinals' 3-2 victory in Game 1.
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