The comeback is complete, and the Cardinals are the champs! St. Louis beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 in Game 7 to win its second World Series title in six years.
Lance Lynn pitches a perfect eighth, striking out Adrian Beltre to end the inning.
It's been a wild ride of a season for the Cardinals, who were 10 1/2 games out in the wild-card race on Aug. 25.
And don't forget, this team lost a legitimate ace in spring training when Adam Wainwright had major elbow surgery. Wainwright, who won 39 games the past two years and had a pair of top-3 finishes in Cy Young Award balloting, has missed the entire season.
Nelson Cruz, Mike Napoli and David Murphy due up in the ninth for Texas against closer Jason Motte.