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The Wednesday evening forecast here calls for temperatures in the high 40s and a chance of rain. The conditions won't be ideal for Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton to play through a groin injury, or Cardinals starter Chris Carpenter to keep his sore right elbow warm. But both are expected to play. It is, after all, Game 1 of the World Series. Hamilton batted .293 during the American League playoffs but hasn't homered in his last 14 games, regular season and postseason. He said Tuesday that he's been playing through the groin injury for two months. (He still maintained an .868 OPS in the second half.) "This doesn't need to be a big thing or big deal," said Hamilton, who went just 2-for-20 against the Giants in the World Series last year. "I'm playing with it. I've played with it for it for two months. It is what it is. It hurts. There's not much more you can tell." Said Texas reliever Mike Adams: "We see him every day. We know what he's going through. A lot of people are going th...
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