Dodgers Cardinals won the championship by a dizzying series of events, some unplanned and some just plain improvised.

The Cardinals scored home runs from the youngest and oldest players, and three RBIs from a catcher that

hadn't had one in nearly a month. A daring escape from a pitcher who spent the majority of his season going back to

the minors. LA still had another trick up its sleeves. Andrew Knizner's third RBI hit of the game gave Cardinals the

cushion they needed to withstand Freddie Freeman’s ninth-inning leadoff homer. Giovanny Gallegos steered the

Cardinals out of trouble in the ninth to secure the 7-6 win Tuesday at Busch Stadium. Although it was more than the

sum of its parts, it required every component -- starting with Albert Pujols' homer that opened the scoring (No. Nolan

Gorman's homer extended the lead to 685, his highest score in his career. Most importantly, lefty Packy Nanton's

escape with bases loaded, no outs, and the tie-breaking run at third in seventh inning. St. Louis didn't fall behind and had

to come back. Instead, they flipped the script, jumping out to a large lead and then losing it again. It was still a great game