World Series 2011: Why the Cardinals Will Win Game 7

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World Series 2011: Why the Cardinals Will Win Game 7
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In one of the greatest World Series games ever played, the St. Louis Cardinals forced a Game 7 in the 107th Fall Classic by coming from behind while down to their last strike, not once but twice, and winning in walk-off fashion on a David Freese home run in the 11th.

Now, as the attention of the baseball world quickly shifts to Game 7 on Friday night and the unimaginable idea of anything topping what was witnessed at Busch Stadium in Game 6, the question becomes: can the Texas Rangers, reeling from blowing two late leads when being a strike away from the title, regroup and win Game 7, or will St. Louis continue riding its momentum to a World Series title?

History suggests that teams that blow late leads in Game 6 of a World Series do not fare well in the deciding seventh game. If this trend holds, the Cardinals will complete the ultimate comeback by winning it all Friday night...

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