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  1. Game 7 decision fine with Derek Holland

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There is a 70 percent chance of rain in the forecast for St. Louis on Wednesday and ... "I'm not going to be the starter," Derek Holland said, cutting off what would have been a question about possibly altering the rotation for G...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  2. Mitch Moreland's only hit was a long one

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On paper, it looked like a major mismatch in St. Louis' favor. Mitch Moreland, the man with an itty-bitty .087 batting average this postseason, was up against big, bad Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. But after Carpenter missed ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  3. Defensive difference: Mike Napoli's gun

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Napoli has had a historic World Series, joining Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle as the only men with four multi-RBI games in the same Fall Classic. He's made quite an impact behind the plate, too. The Cardinals have managed ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  4. Rangers take lead on Mike Napoli's double

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Year of the Napoli, as Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called it, keeps on rolling. Texas Rangers catcher Mike Napoli delivered a two-run, go-ahead double in the bottom of the eight inning. Cardinals manager Tony LaRus...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  5. Adrian Beltre ties it up with one-knee HR

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The score of Game 5 after six innings is the same as the series. All tied up, 2-2. Adrian Beltre tied the score by driving a ball over the left-field fence despite dropping to one knee on the swing. The 388-foot homer off Ca...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  6. Mitch Moreland moonshot cuts lead in half

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Maybe Mitch Moreland was due. Moreland, the Texas Rangers' best bat during last season's World Series, was hitting .087 this postseason before he turned on a 2-0 sinker from Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. An estimated 424 feet l...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  7. C.J. Wilson avoids disaster in fifth

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - It hasn't been a pretty performance by the Texas Rangers' No. 1 starter, but C.J. Wilson is giving his team a chance to win in potentially the free agent's final outing for the Rangers. Wilson's got out of a two-on, no-out, top-...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  8. Cardinals strike first vs. wild C.J. Wilson

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - C.J. Wilson's wild streak stung him again this postseason. Back-to-back walks to begin the second inning allowed the Cardinals to strike first in Game 5. Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman both scored after getting free passes from...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  9. Derek Holland: 'I've got a lot to prove'

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland's last World Series appearance wasn't a disaster. The young lefty pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Rangers' Game 4 loss to the Giants, striking out one and allowing one walk. Of course, that isn't the Holla...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  10. Fate frowned on Matt Harrison

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers manager Ron Washington felt sympathy for his Game 3 starting pitcher. Matt Harrison's failure to get out of the fourth inning certainly wasn't all his fault. A blown call by first base umpire Ron Kulpa and a bad throw by...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  11. Bullpen wrap: What a beating

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Set-up man Mike Adams and closer Neftali Feliz will be rested and ready for Game 4. And that sums up any possible positive spin about the Rangers bullpen's pathetic performance in Saturday's Game 3 rout by the Cardinals. A bu...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  12. Albert Pujols blasts way into record books

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Move over, Mr. October and Bambino. Make room for Albert Pujols. Pujols joined Hall of Fame company by becoming the third player to homer three times in a World Series game. His third homer was a solo shot to left-center in t...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  13. Albert Pujols takes Alexi Ogando way out

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Alexi Ogando finally got Allen Craig out. Too bad he had to deal with Albert Pujols and the middle of the Cardinals' lineup after that. Pujols crushed a fastball that caught way too much of the plate for a three-run home run. Th...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  14. Albert Pujols puts another in the seats

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Albert Pujols will probably enjoy tonight's press conference. He'll get to talk about hitting a pair of home runs. Pujols' second homer wasn't as awe-inspiring as the first, a shot that crashed into the facing of the club lev...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  15. Rangers respond in World Series slugfest

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - At this rate, Game 3 of the World Series will end around the time the Rams and Cowboys kick off Sunday afternoon down Randol Mill Road. After a pair of crisp games in Busch Stadium, the Rangers and Cardinals are in an good, ol' ...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  16. Cardinals get three runs right back

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - This was a pretty bad time for Scott Feldman's first poor performance of the postseason. After the Rangers scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth, Feldman gave them right back in the top of the fifth. Feldman had pitch...

    Blog | October 22, 2011