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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 Hamilton swings at the first pitch and singles to right past a diving Nick Punto. The Rangers lead 1-0 as Andrus goes to third.
Update: Michael Young strikes out swinging on a high, outside pitch. One down.
Update: Adrian Beltre strikes out after battling. He ran the count full and fouled off a few pitches, but struck out on a low pitch swinging. Two down.
Update: Nelson Cruz grounds into a force as Garcia comes back after a rough start to allow just one run. The Rangers, however, have the lead, and now just need to hold it for nine innings to win the championship.
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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.
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.
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 each time, and David Freese's leadoff homer in the 11th gave St. Louis a stunning...
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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)
ST. LOUIS -- We're about to witness something that hasn't happened in 25 years.
We're about to watch a team scrape its guts off the ground for the sake of one more game.
We're about to see if 25 men can perform at their peak less than 24 hours after missing their greatest professional triumph by a matter of inches on a single play.
We're about to find out...
Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Nelson Cruz will be in the lineup for Friday night's 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...
Man I am tired. What a game in St. Louis last night. See this is why baseball drama cannot be duplicated by any other sport. From the seventh inning on, the Rangers and Cardinals put on some of the greatest theatre any sports fan could ever ask for.
The Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz back to back jacks in the seventh for the Rangers.
The Allen Craig solo shot in the eighth to bring...
Nelson Cruz leads off against Jason Motte with the Cardinals leading the Rangers 6-2. He flies out to center for the first out.
Update: Mike Napoli falls behind 1-2. He grounds a 2-2 pitch to third for the second out.
Update: It’s up to David Murphy.
Update: Murphy flies deep to left where Allen Craig makes the catch, and the Cardinals complete an improbable comeback starting...