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Game 1 post-game quotes

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter throws during the first inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) By Matt Slocum

(BaseballStL) -- A sample of quotes following the Cards Game 1 win over the Rangers.

La Russa on Allen Craig: “He’s got a history in our system.  That is why we like him so much.  He has a history of taking really good at bats.  He should have a really good career.”

Jason Motte on not being the official closer: “You have to have confidence going out there and know you can make your pitches.  That’s what we try to do.”

“I go in whenever he tells me to, I go out whenever he tells me go out”

David Freese Chris Carpenter: “You got a guy like Carp on the mound you get the lead and good things are going to happen.”

Lance Berkman on the Game 1 win: “We put ourselves in a position to win.  If you let them come back and win that game psychologically it’s tough.”

“We are going to have to win the National League style games, and tonight was a National League type game.  We don’t want to get into a gorilla ball game with these guys.  We have to win the National League style games.”

Tony La Russa on Chris Carpenter:  “Carp was exactly what we needed.”

David Freese on playing in the World Series in his home town:  “Being from St. Louis and being in a World Series is unreal.  I made sure coming into this that once we get out on that field it is just another ball game.  Watching these veterans sitting next to me (Berkman and Carpenter) learning from them and try to stay focused the entire game.”

Allen Craig on the game winning RBI: “I was just trying to keep it simple, take a short stroke because he throws hard and he was bringing it tonight.”

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