Originally posted on Baseball Musings  |  Last updated 10/27/11
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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