10/19/2011 07:56 pm ET Updated Dec 19, 2011

World Series Game 1: Rangers vs. Cardinals LIVE UPDATES

The Fall Classic has arrived.

The pennant-winning clubs from the American and National leagues will finally face off after a thrilling and enervating stretch that has featured unexpected comebacks, heart-rending collapses, walk-off home runs, diving catches, animal assistance, breakout stars and, of course, rain delays.

Texas Rangers
St. Louis Cardinals

Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
8:05 P.M. EST

Both clubs will be sending their No. 1 pitchers to the hill tonight. The Cardinals give the ball to Chris Carpenter and the Rangers will counter with C.J. Wilson. While Wilson has struggled mightily in his previous 2011 postseason starts, Carpenter authored one of the most dominant, high-pressure starts in recent memory to lift the Cardinals past the Phillies into the NLCS.

Stay tuned here for live updates throughout both games and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

10/19/2011 11:24 PM EDT

Cardinals Lead Series, 1-0

@ jonahkeri :

Infrared/blown call was amusing, but Cards played a little better, managed a lot better. That's why they won.

10/19/2011 11:21 PM EDT

Perception Reality

@ EricFisherSBJ :

TV ratings for World Series Game 1 may very well suck as most everyone expects. But if you like baseball, this had bit of everything

10/19/2011 11:16 PM EDT


@ joe_sheehan :

The umpiring gaffe pales in comparison with batting your best hitter seventh.

10/19/2011 11:15 PM EDT

Just The Facts

@ BlkSportsOnline :

So the Cardinals take a 1-0 lead in the Best of 7 World Series..

10/19/2011 11:15 PM EDT

Managerial Moves

@ OldHossRadbourn :

Looks like T. La Russa double-switched the right amount of money into the umpire's pocket.

10/19/2011 11:14 PM EDT


Motte gets one off the end of the bat and flies out to end the game.

10/19/2011 11:13 PM EDT

'Let's Go Motte'

Crowd chants as Motte mixes cutters and straight fastballs.

10/19/2011 11:13 PM EDT


@ RickyRo24 :

Damn tough luck for Beltre and Rangers right there. That was a foul ball.

10/19/2011 11:12 PM EDT

Two Outs

All that arguing, and FOX's heatvision cam, can't change call. Cruz is last chance for Rangers.

10/19/2011 11:10 PM EDT

Foul? Out?

Beltre appears to foul it off his foot but there is no call from umps. Descalso fields at third and fires to first for out. Washington out to argue. Beltre incredulous.