(BaseballStL) -- Despite allowing two runs in the first inning, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Chris Carpenter shut down the high-octane Texas Rangers offense in Game 7 on only three days rest.
Carpenter pitched six innings allowing six hits and two runs while striking out five batters in Game 7.
Carpenter had pitched seven innings allowing only two runs in Game, but the Cardinals were unable to score runs and lost the game 4-2. Carpenter was also the winning pitcher in Game 1 after pitching six innings allowing only two runs.
Carpenter had a 2.84 ERA in the World Series.