10/22/2011 07:49 pm ET Updated Dec 22, 2011

World Series Game 3 LIVE UPDATES: Rangers vs. Cardinals

Time to play in Texas! The Rangers and Cardinals try to grab a World Series lead Saturday night in Game 3 at Rangers Ballpark. St. Louis manager Tony La Russa pulled out all the stops for a Game 1 victory, but those moves backfired in Game 2 as Texas came back in the ninth inning to tie the series.

Kyle Loshe will pitch for St. Louis, coming off two straight losses in the postseason to Philadelphia and Milwaukee, respectively. Ron Washington and the Rangers will rely on Matt Morrison. After getting shelled in Game 1 of the ALDS, Morrison bounced back with a big win in Game 4 against Tampa Bay on the road. Then he lead the Rangers to another Game 4 win against Detroit on the road.

Will the Cardinals take back home field advantage with a Game 3 victory? Or will the Rangers bats finally come alive at home?

Stay tuned here for live updates throughout the game and tweet to @HuffPostSports to join in the conversation.

10/23/2011 12:10 AM EDT


Nelson Cruz strikes out and the Cardinals win Game 3!

10/23/2011 12:09 AM EDT

Shattered Bat

Beltre takes the first pitch, shatters his bat and grounds out to 3B Descalso for the second out.

10/23/2011 12:08 AM EDT

1 Out

Mitchell Boggs comes in to pitch the ninth. Michael Young flies out to shallow center.

10/23/2011 12:08 AM EDT

Mr. October

@ Steviebreech :

The New Mr. October? Albert Pujols just hit his third home run in Game 3. #hesamachine #MLB #ESPN

10/23/2011 12:07 AM EDT

Good Company

@ adamyates :

Good company RT @ESPNStatsInfo Albert Pujols is 3rd player with 3 HR in a World Series game. Babe Ruth (1926, 1928) & Reggie Jackson (1977).

10/23/2011 12:06 AM EDT

Bottom Of The 9th

Oliver strikes out Holliday swinging to end the inning.

10/23/2011 12:03 AM EDT


Pujols hits his 3RD HOME RUN OF THE GAME. 16-7 Cardinals.

10/23/2011 12:00 AM EDT

2 Outs

Allen Craig grounds out to 3B Beltre for the second out of the inning. And here comes The Machine..

10/23/2011 12:00 AM EDT

Pitching Change

Darren Oliver replaces Mark Lowe, strikes out Furcal looking. (sorry for the last update. Theriot didn't lead off the inning).

10/22/2011 11:57 PM EDT


Theriot, Furcal, Craig.