Score and situation: Behind the best individual performance in World Series history, by Albert Pujols, the St. Louis Cardinals crushed the Texas Rangers 16-7 in Game 3. They took a 2-1 lead in the series after both teams combined for eight runs in the first two games.
Leading lads: Pujols gave 'em something to talk about, all right, hitting three home runs to tie Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson for a World Series record. By going 5 for 6, he tied Paul Molitor's record for hits in a World Series game. He also drove in six runs to — yes — tie a World Series record for RBIs. Hey, Allen Craig hit a home run too, but got overshadowed a little.
Watch Pujols take Alexi Ogando deep, deep, deep
Head hangers: The Texas bullpen allowed 11 runs. The only batter Ogando retired was Craig.
Umpire Ron Kulpa made an egregiously bad call to help the Cardinals have a big inning in the fourth. Some goof in the bleachers wearing Rangers gear threw a ball on the field trying to interfere with the...