Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cardinals edge Rangers to take Series opener

By the AP (via TampaBayOnline.com)

Pinch-hitter Allen Craig singled in the go-ahead run off reliever Alexi Ogando in the sixth inning with a sinking line drive that dropped just in front of right fielder Nelson Cruz, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in a chilly World Series opener.

On a night when all the runs were driven in with opposite-field hits to right, Lance Berkman put St. Louis ahead with a two-run single in the fourth against C.J. Wilson. Catcher Mike Napoli watched in dejection as Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday scored but a few minutes later he celebrated in the top of the fifth when he tied it 2-all with his drive off Chris Carpenter.

Carpenter got the win, allowing five hits in six innings, and Jason Motte got his fifth postseason save. Wilson walked a career-high six in 5 2-3 innings and took the loss.

You can read the rest of the story here: Cardinals edge Rangers to take Series opener

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