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In the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against Milwaukee, Freese had a .545 batting average, hit 3 home runs, drove in 9 runs, and scored 7 runs. Through Game 3 of the World Series against Texas, Freese had a 13-game postseason hitting streak, a Cardinals record and just two short of matching the all-time National League record. In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, with the Texas Rangers leading the game 7–5, and leading the series by 3 games to 2, Freese came to bat in the bottom of the ninth with two out and two men on base.With a count of one ball and two strikes, Freese hit a two-run triple off Neftalí Feliz just out of the reach of Nelson Cruz to tie the game and send it to extra innings.Through this point in his postseason career, Freese had played 25 games, batting .386 with 11 doubles, six home runs, 25 RBIs and a .739 slugging percentage in 100 plate appearances.Only Carlos Beltrán (.824) and Babe Ruth (.744) had higher slugging percentages among players with 100 or more plate appearances in the postseason.In his last year of arbitration before becoming eligible for free agency, Freese requested a .6 million salary for the 2015 season, while the Angels filed for .25 million.The two sides avoided arbitration by agreeing on a .425 million salary.He joined Aaron Boone (2003), David Ortiz (2004) and Hall of Famers Carlton Fisk (1975) and Kirby Puckett (1991) as the only players to hit an extra-inning walk-off home run when their team was facing postseason elimination.Freese won the All-Star Final Vote in 2012, joining the All-Star roster with teammates Lance Lynn, Carlos Beltrán, Rafael Furcal, and Yadier Molina for the National League in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game.
Freese batted .302 with a .400 OBP and .489 SLG for Lake Elsinore in 128 games during the 2007 season. He ranked seventh in the California League in OBP, seventh in RBIs and tied with Tony Granadillo for third in runs. He led the Memphis Redbirds to a PCL division championship.
Freese had a .294 batting average, along with 13 home runs and 50 RBIs in the first half of the season.
In the 2012 NLCS against the San Francisco Giants, Freese hit a two-run home run off Madison Bumgarner in Game 1.
On February 8, 2013, Freese and the Cardinals reached agreement on a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration.
This was the first season he was arbitration-eligible and when filing he had requested a 2013 salary of .75 million. After suffering a back injury in spring training and starting the 2013 season on the disabled list, Freese struggled at the plate for much of the first six weeks of the season, having only four RBIs by mid-May.
Prior to the 2006 Major League Baseball draft, the Boston Red Sox attempted to sign Freese as a free agent for $90,000.