Unfamiliar foes square off as the St. Louis Cardinals hosted the Texas Rangers tonight in Game One of the World Series at Busch Stadium. These teams have not played against one another since the 2004 season.
St. Louis defeated Milwaukee in six games to capture its 18th National League pennant, while Texas took out the Tigers in six games to win its second straight American League crown.
The Redbirds already own a National League best 10 World Series titles, while the Rangers are seeking their first after falling to the Giants in five games in last year's Fall Classic. Chris Carpenter is slated to start tonight for the Cardinals while the Rangers will counter with left-hander C.J. Wilson.
The Cardinals have home-field advantage in the best-of-seven set thanks to the National League's win over the American League in this summer's All-Star Game.