The St. Louis Cardinals finished their improbable run Friday night with a convincing 6-2 win, beating the Texas Rangers and giving the franchise another World Series championship.
Instead of the furious comebacks the Cards have been known for this year, the Cards grabbed a commanding lead in the fifth inning Friday and held on.
"We got it. It is unbelievable," outfielder Allen Craig said. "This is an unbelievable group of guys. I am just glad to be a part of this."
Freese was named the most valuable player of the series.
"This is a dream come true," Freese said. "This is why you keep battling."
Cardinals Manager Tony La Russa said the fans, cheering and supporting, helped his team to the muster the strength to comeback so many times.
"It is amazing, incredible," La Russa said. "This is for you, fans. Thank you so much."
Once in the playoffs, the Cards defeated division champs Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies.