Found October 19, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
The Cardinals beat the Rangers 3-2 in game one of the 2011 World Series. The difference in the game turned out to be the walks. The Rangers pitchers walked six batters, all by C.J. Wilson. The last one, in the sixth inning, brought up Allen Craig to pinch hit, and he delivered the game winning RBI. Wilson failed to go after Nick Punto, a career .249 hitter, and it cost the Rangers the game. Once again, both bullpens pitched well. The Cardinals allowed one hit and one walk while striking out three in three innings of work. Texas allowed two hits while striking out one in 2 1/3 innings of work. Of course, they did allow the hit that drove in the winning run. The Cardinals need to win the games pitched by Chris Carpenter and Jaime Garcia, and they did just that tonight as Chris went six innings for the win. Garcia starts Thursday against Colby Lewis.
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