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    Cardinals, Rangers in World Series

    St. Louis Cardinals' Octavio Dotel celebrates after Game 6 of baseball's National League championship series against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Milwaukee. The Cardinals won 12-6 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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    The St. Louis Cardinals did not qualify for the playoffs until the final day of the regular season, but they’re heading to the World Series. The team defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 12-6 to win the National League Championship Series in a game that featured high scoring early: the teams scored 13 runs in the first three innings, before St. Louis’s bullpen shut Milwaukee down. The Cardinals move on to face the Texas Rangers in the World Series, which begins Wednesday. It is the 18th time the Cardinals have gone to the World Series.

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