The St. Louis Cardinals completed the most inexplicable comeback in recent memory Thursday night, overcoming two two-out two-run deficits after the bottom of the ninth inning and winning the game on a walk-off home run from St. Louis native David Freese, who saved the game with a two-out triple back in the ninth. The Cardinals will get Game 7 in St. Louis after all, taking the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
Things had looked just about over twice already when Freese came to bat in the bottom of the 11th. In the bottom of the ninth he'd tripled in two runs to tie the game and send the Cardinals to an inexplicable 10th inning, at which point Rangers star Josh Hamilton hit a beautiful pitch from Jason Motte into the stands to make it 9-7. In the bottom of the 10th the Cardinals somehow did it again, with Lance Berkman driving in a run on a 2-2 pitch after the Rangers intentionally walked Albert Pujols. In the 11th David Freese led off, worked the count to 3-1, and hit an enormous home run to center field to keep the Cardinals alive.
It had to be quite a relief for Freese, who made one of the Cardinals' ugly early-inning errors to put them behind in the first place.