The St. Louis Cardinals got a pinch hit RBI single from Allen Craig in the bottom half of the sixth inning that gave them the lead and their bullpen made it stand up as they went on to defeat the Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the 2011 World Series.
C.J. Wilson takes the loss in Game 1 after pitching 5.2 innings and allowing four hits and three runs. Wilson struggled with his control walking six batters while striking out four. Chris Carpenter earns the win for the Cardinals pitching six innings while allowing five hits and two runs. Carpenter walked one while striking out four. Jason Motte came on and worked a perfect ninth to earn the save.