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Game 1 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis CardinalsST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Alexi Ogando in the sixth on a sinking line drive that dropped just in front of right fielder Nelson Cruz, and the St. Louis Cardinals led the Texas Rangers 3-2 after six innings Wednesday night in a chilly World Series opener.
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The more Allen Craig hits, the more the question bubbles up for the Cardinals. Where exactly is he going to play next year?
Coming off the bench, Allen Craig smacked a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth inning, and the Cardinals took that slimmest of margins and made it seem fat, nursing it to a 3-2 victory and an early World Series edge.
For the second straight night, Alexi Ogando came in for the Rangers, and the Cardinals countered with Allen Craig. And for the second straight night, Craig got the best of Ogando.
You do not have to look hard or ask many questions to find how
the Texas Rangers feel about right fielder Nelson Cruz.
Nelson Cruz sprinted over to the foul line, desperately trying to run down Allen Craig's tailing liner. The right fielder came up just short, and so did the Texas Rangers.
Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz has donated the bat that he used to hit his historic walkoff grand slam in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Texas manager Ron Washington joked about not being able to match wits with Tony La Russa. No joke. Who can, these days? The St. Louis boss looked like a genius once again, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single Wednesday night that sent the Cardinals past the Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the World Series.
Pinch hitter Allen Craig delivered the go-ahead single and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the visiting Texas Rangers 3-2 in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night.
Craig’s sixth-inning single off Alexi Ogando fell in front of a sliding Nelson Cruz to drive home David Freese and snap a 2-2 tie.
Chris Carpenter (1-0) allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, and five...
Nobody plays a hunch like Tony La Russa. Not this October, anyway.
The St. Louis manager once again looked like a genius, especially when Allen Craig pinch-hit for ace Chris Carpenter and delivered a go-ahead single that sent the Cardinals past the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the World Series opener.
Craig's slicing hit in the sixth inning fell inches front of sliding...
Nelson Cruz came up just short of Allen Craig's game-winning single, and the Rangers lost to the Cards.
The first thing that comes to mind when Rangers fans think of no-hitters is that guy sitting somewhere near the dugout, the fireballer who pitched seven of them before moving into the front office and becoming the team's president and CEO.
They certainly don't think of Nelson Cruz, Josh Hamilton and the rest of their potent offense.
Yes, it seems ''no hitters'...
Texas Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis will start Game 2 in Busch Stadium, and outfielder Nelson Cruz might be moving up the batting order.
The Texas Rangers store in Dallas is seeing a mob of shoppers gearing up for the World Series.
Each shopper may be looking for something different, but all are looking for Texas Rangers gear.
Officials with the store said shoppers have been buying the merchandise as quickly as it came in since the Rangers earned their second consecutive American League pennant Saturday night...