ST. LOUIS (AP) -- David Freese, the hometown boy made good, is the MVP of the World Series.
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Down to their final strike in Game 6, the Cardinals' reluctant hero delivered a tying two-run triple in the ninth inning Thursday night. Freese then did one better: a leadoff homer in the 11th that gave St. Louis a dramatic win over the Rangers and forced the first Game 7 since 2002.
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Freese capped his memorable October with another strong performance Friday night, hitting a two-run double in the first inning to tie it 2-all.
Playing solid defense at third base and drawing a pair of walks that helped lead to runs, Freese was again front and center in a 6-2 win that wrapped up the Cardinals' 11th championship.
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