Allen Craig solo shot puts Cards up, 3-2

ST. LOUIS -- Allen Craig provided St. Louis its first lead of the game with a one-out solo home run to right field. The Cardinals, who tied it at 2 in the bottom of the first, now lead 3-2.

Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter has settled down since his rough first inning, facing seven batters over the last two innings as Game 7 of the World Series moves into the fourth inning.

Matt Harrison has allowed three runs on three hits and a pair of walks. The walks came back-to-back to Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman in the first inning with two outs. David Freese made him pay with a double to the wall.