St. Louis Cardinals Advance to 2011 World Series

St. Louis Cardinals advance to World Series. Photo courtesy of US Presswire.

The St. Louis Cardinals are World Series bound hoping to bring home their 11th World Series win. The Cardinals, who have won the most World Series’ in the National League, were 10 ½ games behind the Atlanta Braves at the end of August and came back to win the National League Wild Card in the very last game of the season.

After beating the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series 3-2, the Cardinals were matched up against the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Championship Series (NLCS). On the night of Oct. 16, the Cardinals beat the Brewers 12-6, capturing their 18th pennant in game 6 which ended the series with the Cardinals winning four out of the 6 games played in the NLCS.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be matched up against the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series which is set to begin Oct. 19 in St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals have won home field advantage so game one, two, 6, and 7 will be played in St. Louis while games three, four, and 5 will be played in Texas.

The Texas Rangers will be making only their second consecutive appearance in the World Series, last year being their first in which they lost to the San Francisco Giants four games to one.

World Series Schedule:

Game 1- Wednesday, Oct. 19 @ St. Louis Cardinals @ 6:57 PM

Game 2- Thursday, Oct. 20 @ St. Louis Cardinals @6:57 PM

Game 3- Saturday, Oct. 22 @Texas Rangers @ 6:57 PM

Game 4- Sunday, Oct. 23 @ Texas Rangers @ 7:20 PM

Game 5- Monday, Oct. 24 @ Texas Rangers @ 6:57PM

Game 6- Wednesday, Oct. 26 @ St. Louis Cardinals @ 6:57 PM

Game 7- Thursday, Oct. 27 @ St. Louis Cardinals @ 6:57 PM

Photo courtesy of MLB.

Prior to each game in St. Louis, Busch Stadium will be hosting a pre-game pep rally in Ballpark Village featuring a live band, face painting, former player photo opportunities, activities, and appearances by Fredbird and even the Rally Squirrel.

Visit the St. Louis Cardinals website for more information.