St. Louis Cardinals former player Stan Musial is introduced to the crowd before game three of the 2011 NLCS against the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won 4-3.
Highs and lows
Rangers catcher Mike Napoli walks off the field as the Cardinals get ready to mob home run hero David Freese after his bottom of the 11th game-ender Thursday night in St. Louis. Freese's walk-off blast gave the Cardinals a 10-9 victory in a wild, back-and-forth Game 6. St. Louis twice recovered from a two-run deficit in its final at-bat of the game before sending the World Series to a decisive Game 7 on Friday.
The Cardinals' bench and fans erupt after David Freese's walk-off home run in the 11th inning of Game 6 in St. Louis.
Man of the hour
David Freese gets ready to celebrate with his Cardinals teammates after hitting the walk-off homer in the 11th inning.
That one's outta here
Rangers reliever Mark Lowe can only watch as the ball hit by David Freese flies out of Busch Stadium in the 11th inning to give the Cardinals an emotional victory.
Can you hear me now?
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa calls his bullpen during the ninth inning of Game 6. One hopes the Busch Stadium phones worked better for La Russa than those at Rangers Ballpark in Game 5.
More like 'gulp'
Nelson Cruz can't come up with a triple off the bat of the Cardinals' David Freese during the ninth inning of Game 6 on Thursday. Freese's triple drove in two runs to tie the score 9-9 and set the stage for his walk-off homer in the 11th.
Watch and wait
Cardinals manager Tony La Russa watches from the dugout during the ninth inning of Game 6. His team provided plenty of late-game highlights to keep everyone's attention.
Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz is congratulated after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning in Game 6 on Thursday night at Busch Stadium. Cruz's homer was the second of back-to-back solo shots by Texas — Adrian Beltre had the first — and was part of a three-run inning that gave the Rangers what seemed to be a secure 7-4 lead.
Cardinals left fielder Matt Holliday is tagged out by Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre on a pickoff throw by catcher Mike Napoli in the sixth inning in Game 6. Holliday was forced to leave the game after the play with an injured pinkie finger.
Matt Holliday uses quick feet to avoid the tag of Michael Young during the sixth inning of Game 6 on Thursday night. Holliday later wasn't so quick; he was picked off third base by Rangers catcher Mike Napoli.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is waved home by third-base coach Dave Anderson in the fifth inning.
Matt Holliday sends Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus airborne while breaking up this double-play attempt in the fourth inning. Andrus made a throwing error on the play.
Don't blame the bat
Nick Punto couldn't hit the ball, so he hits himself in frustration instead after striking out in the fourth inning.
Mike Napoli rolls his ankle in the fourth inning of Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday in St. Louis. Napoli was visibly in pain, but would eventually walk it off and remained in the game.
Who's at fault?
Matt Holliday and Rafael Furcal can't come up with a ball hit by Nelson Cruz in the fourth inning of the error-filled Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday.
Out of reach
Nick Punto can't get a ball hit by Michael Young during the third inning of Game 6 on Thursday.
One of two
Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal forces out Mike Napoli then throws to first base to turn a double play in the second inning of Game 6 Thursday at Busch Stadium.
Head over heels
Cardinals third baseman David Freese is unable to catch a foul ball, then falls into a camera well in the third inning in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series.
Lance Berkman is congratulated bySkip Schumaker after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning of Game 6 in St. Louis.
Bring 'em home
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton hits an RBI single off Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia in the first inning of Game 6 on Thursday.
R&B artist Joe Thomas sings the national anthem before Game 6 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers in St. Louis.
Former St. Louis Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein throws out the ceremonial first pitch before the start of Game 6 of the World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals.
Former Cardinal David Eckstein (right) greets Cards legends Lou Brock (left) and Stan Musial before the start of Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday.
Cardinals fan Tonya Wallace reacts as she enters Busch Stadium before Game 6 of the World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers.
Wait and see
Texas Rangers players sit in the dugout before Game 6 of the World Series on Thursday.
Fan's best friend
A fan of the St. Louis Cardinals poses with his dog before Game 6 of the World Series at Busch Stadium.
Climbing the walls
Cards fan Brooks Lane can't wait for the gates to open at Busch Stadium before Game 6 of the World Series between St. Louis and the Texas Rangers.
The Budweiser clydesdales are unloaded from a truck before Game 6 of the World Series in St. Louis on Thursday.
The Budweiser clydesdales arrive at Busch Stadium prior to Game 6 of the World Series.
Time to focus
The Texas Rangers warm up before Game 6 of the World Series. Teams got an extra day of rest when Game 6 was postponed Wednesday due to rain.