St. Louis jumped on Brewers starting pitcher Shaun Marcum for 4 runs in the 1st inning, the major blow coming on a 3 run homer by NLCS MVP David Freese. Marcum was pulled after just the first inning, completing a dreadful postseason for the Milwaukee righthander. He was 0-3 with an ERA over 18.
Milwaukee made a game of it, as home runs from Corey Hart, Rickie Weeks, and Jonathan Lucroy pulled the Brewers within 5-4 after 2 innings. But a 4 run third gave St. Louis a commanding 5 run lead that they wouldn't look back from. The 11-6 final score gave the Cardinals a 4 games to 2 series victory and sends them to the World Series against the American League Champion Texas Rangers.
For the Brewers, Sunday marks the end of a season which saw the team win a club-record 96 games, the NL Central Division Title, and their first playoff series since 1982. Sunday marks the beginning of an off-season which sees star 1st baseman Prince Fielder as a free agent, who likely won't return to the club. Fielder received a standing ovation after he grounded out in his last at-bat in the 8th inning.