Ian Kinsler of the Texas Rangers leads off against Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals. Kinsler’s first ball in play goes off David Freese‘s glove, and the first base runner of the series comes early. They give Kinsler a hit.
Update: Kinsler gets thrown out on a hit and run as Elvis Andrus misses a pitch low and out of the strike zone.
Teams lined up for game one of the 2011 World Series. Photo: James F. Storer
Chris Carpenter dives for the bag at first to get Elvis Andrus, and just missed getting his hand stepped on. Josh Hamilton grounds to short as Carpenter gets three ground balls in the first as he holds the Rangers scoreless.