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Several times on Thursday night, the Texas Rangers were World Series champions. When Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz went back-to-back in the seventh, the Rangers were champs. When Ian Kinsler singled in an insurance run later that inning, it was over. When Allen Craig struck out looking for the second out in the ninth, the Cardinals' season was over. After Josh Hamilton answered the Cardinals' charge with a two-run bomb in the 10th, it was definitely over. Or at least you would've sworn it was over. But it wasn't. David Freese tripled in two tying runs with two outs and...

Beltre makes Sporting News All-Star team

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre on Thursday was named to the Sporting News American League All-Star team. Beltre was the only Rangers player named to the annual team.

Tom Verducci: Cruz's unforgiveable defensive gaffe proves costly to Rangers

Twice down to their last strike, the Cardinals found a way to force Game 7. Tom Verducci wonders if the Rangers can recover from Nelson Cruz's unforgiveable Buckner-esque gaffe.

Cruz, Napoli, Holliday expected to play Game 7

Injured players for both the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals are expected to play Friday in Game 7 of the World Series. Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz suffered a strained groin in his last at-bat of Game 6 on Thursday night and was seen limping down the dugout stairs. Cruz homered in the seventh inning, tying the single postseason record with eight. Catcher Mike Napoli...

Game 6: HRs by Beltre, Cruz put Rangers up in 7th

Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit consecutive home runs off Lance Lynn to start the seventh inning, giving Texas the lead. Ian Kinsler added an RBI single to make it 7-4.The Rangers are eight outs from their first World Series championship.Cruz's mammoth shot into the third deck in left field ...

Rangers finally get big hits, but lose (AP)

The Rangers' big bats finally came alive. Too bad for Texas: So did the Cardinals'. Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit back-to-back homers Thursday night, and Texas was poised to win its first World Series when Josh Hamilton hit a two-run shot in the 10th inning. But the Cardinals answered the call each time, and David Freese's leadoff homer in the 11th gave St.

Rangers' bats come alive in World Series defeat

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Rangers' big bats finally came alive.Too bad for Texas: So did the Cardinals'.Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit back-to-back homers Thursday night, and Texas was poised to win its first World Series when Josh Hamilton hit a two-run shot in the 10th inning. But the ...

Hundreds Line Up to Meet Nelson Cruz

By all means, Nelson Cruz is used to screaming fans. But it was different story Saturday evening at the Academy Sports and Outdoors in Mesquite. When Cruz drove up in his personal vehicle, you would've thought it was the latest pop star inside. Not only girls, but moms, dads and children bombarded the outfielder's car just to get a glimpse of him. "Ready to go,"...

Rangers' Cruz, Napoli to play despite injuries

Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Nelson Cruz will be in the lineup for Friday night's Game 7.

Cardinals Win World Series in Game 7

Congrats to the Cardinals on winning game 7 and the World Series.  We all knew they had huge momentum going into game seven after they came back in game six.  The Rangers never stood a chance.  And also a congrats to this lucky bastard who won $400,000. Here are your game seven links. Last out of the game (Video) Craig's Go Ahead Home Run in the Third (Video) ...

World Series Game Six Underway.

Jaime Garcia of the Cardinals starts Ian Kinsler of the Rangers with a called strike. Update: That’s the only strike Garcia gets as he walks Kinsler on five pitches. The Rangers put eight right-handed batters in the lineup, Josh Hamilton the only lefty. Update: Elvis Andrus singles to left-center. The ball hung up, but Kinsler read it well and went to third. Update: Josh...

Carpenter to start for Cardinals, Cruz and Holliday both expected to play in Game 7

St. Louis Cardinals’ pitcher Chris Carpenter pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of game 1 of the World Series in St. Louis on October 19, 2011. UPI/Brian Kersey Following their epic extra innings victory in Game 6 on Thursday night, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa announced that ace Chris Carpenter would start Game 7 of the World Series against...

With Texas on verge of title, Game 6 tied 2-2

Run-scoring hits by Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler offset Lance Berkman's two-run homer, leaving the Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals tied 2-2 after three innings Thursday night as Texas tried to win its first World Series title. With Texas ahead 3-2 in the Series, the Rangers knocked out Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia after just three innings, his shortest outing since June 2010...

Game 6: Seeking first title, Rangers take lead

Game 6 is under way, and the Cardinals are in immediate trouble.St. Louis starter Jaime Garcia issues a leadoff walk to Ian Kinsler before Elvis Andrus singles to left-center, sending Kinsler to third. Josh Hamilton follows with an RBI single.With runners at the corners, Garcia buckled down. He struck out ...

Congratulations St. Louis Cardinals!!!

TEX – 200 000 000 – 2 – 6 – 0STL – 201 020 10x – 6 – 7 – 1 After a dramatic season that saw them reach the playoffs thank to an improbable series of events on the season’s final day the St. Louis Cardinals exceeded all expectations win the eleventh World Series title in team history!The Cards were heavy underdogs in their NLDS against the Phillies but they notched...
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