After getting just a strike away from a title, the Rangers walk away from the World Series with plenty to ponder.
The Rangers had chances -- lots of chances -- to put Game 6 out of reach early or finish it late but couldn't do it. Now they must come back for a Game 7 on the road against the Cardinals.
The World Series took an unexpected day off thanks to bad weather, but when Game 6 does get going on Thursday, five big questions will need to be answered.
Tony La Russa has called the bullpen plenty of times this postseason, but at a crucial spot in Game 5, he made a call literally nobody could understand.
The Cardinals bombarded the Rangers in Game 3, but St. Louis -- even the great Albert Pujols -- couldn't muster anything in Game 4.
Not quite buried by the Cards' offensive outbreak will be Ron Kulpa's calling Matt Holliday safe in the fourth.
Between acrobatic defense and their daring on the basepaths, the Rangers' keystone combo is tough to top.
The Rangers punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year, knocking out the Tigers in ALCS Game 6.
The Tigers needed some help to stay alive in the ALCS, and they got it in some unusual ways to win Game 5.
Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli, two relatively late bloomers, provided the offense and defense to put the Rangers one step closer to the World Series.
The Tigers continue to show their resilience, and that was never more evident than in their come-from-behind win over the Rangers in Game 3.
The Tigers continue to lose players and close games as they try to find a winning formula before falling much further behind in the ALCS.
After a pair of lengthy rain delays, the Rangers held on to defeat the Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Game 1.
The Tigers are confident, knowing they'll have their ace on the mound in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Michael Young wanted out of Texas, but that didn't happen. So the player and the team are ready to move forward and play nice in hopes of another trip to the World Series.
The American League West experienced a power shift in 2010. Could it happen again in 2011? Oakland is emerging as a trendy dark horse pick.