Cardinals, Rangers headed to the World Series (28 images)

The Rangers are headed back to the World Series after a loss to the Giants last year, and the Cardinals will be making a surprise return, their first in 2006, after eliminating the Brewers.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2011 at 12:40 PM
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St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Ryan Theriot (R) and his teammates pour beer on manager Tony LaRussa as they celebrate their win over the Milwaukee Brewers in game 6 of the National League Championship Series at Miller Park on October 16, 2011 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Cardinals won 12-6 and advance to the World Series to play the Texas Rangers after defeating the Brewers 4-2 in the best of seven series. UPI/Brian Kersey
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