The St. Louis Cardinals added an insurance run in the seventh inning to increase their lead 7-2 over the Texas Rangers and are a mere two innings away from being the 2011 World Series champions if they can hold of a Rangers rally.
The inning got off to a good start as Albert Pujols was struck out by Mike Adams who relieved C.J. Wilson in the bottom of the seventh inning. However, after that Lance Berkman managed an infield single off of Adams and then walked David Freese. Then it was Yadir Molina who singled to center field to add an insurance run for the Cardinals as he knocked in Berkman to take a 6-2 lead over the Rangers.
Adams was relieved by Michael Gonzalez who finished out the inning by striking out Skip Schumaker to end the inning. The Rangers now have three more outs in the top of the ninth to rally against the Cardinals.