The wait is finally over for the St. Louis Cardinals. The Redbirds are going to their first World Series since 1987. The Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 5-2 last night in game 7 of the National League Championship Series, winning the series 4-3. Houston jumped out to the early lead. Craig Biggio led off the game with a home run off Jeff Suppan. The Astros would add another run in the third to take a 2-0 lead. But the Cardinals fought back in the bottom of third. The Redbirds executed the squeeze play to perfection. Suppan’s bunt scored Tony Womack, cutting the Houston lead to 2-1. The Cardinals took the lead for good with three runs in the sixth inning. With two outs, Albert Pujols doubled off Roger Clemens, driving in Roger Cedeno. On the next pitch, Scott Rolen lined a two-run homer just over the fence in left field. Larry Walker drove in an insurance run in the eighth inning. Jason Isringhausen pitched a perfect ninth inning to finish the game. [Post-game interviews]