Although it certainly may have felt like it on Saturday night, Albert Pujols' historic three-homer performance in Game 3 of the World Series did not actually clinch the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Rangers face 1-2 deficit but can pull even with a win on Sunday in front of their home fans.
St. Louis Cardinals
Rangers Ballpark In Arlington
8:05 P.M. EST
The Redbirds send Edwin Jackson to the mound while the Ranges give the ball to Derek Holland. With both pitchers being as likely to fizzle as to dazzle, the Cardinals' romp in the last game could affect this one as the Rangers had to lean heavily on their bullpen.
Can the Rangers bounce back from that demolition on Saturday? Or will the Cards take a stranglehold on the best-of-seven Series?
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|@ swish41 : The dutch oven was untouchable tonight. Awesome. Let's all do the WASH. Big game 2mor. Go rangers|
Derek Holland and Mike Napoli lifted the Rangers back into a tie with the Cardinals in this Series. It's 2 game apiece. We'll be back tomorrow night and then will have at least one game back in St. Louis.
Feliz gets Holliday to strike out swinging at a 99-mph fastball.
Holliday takes and the swings through one. Cards down to last strike.
Feliz is one out away but can't command his fastball.
Pujols lifts one to center, Gentry glides under it. Holliday up with two outs and two on.
|@ LottOnBaseball : I'm thinking that if you pitch for Texas, and Ron Washington doesn't slap you in the face before your first pitch, you have no hope.|
Ruh roh. Pujols up with two on and one away. At least he's not the tying run...
Feliz falls behind Craig to start his outing. HOLL LAND chants giving way to nervousness.
|@ TylerKepner : Only 3 starters have gone 8 shutout inn with 2-or-fewer hits in last 40 seasons: Glavine 95, Clemens, 00, Rogers 06. Holland could be next.|
|@ GottliebShow : Feliz was not sharp in game 2--he will throw fire, but can he locate?|
|@ williamfleitch : Whew, Rangers are bringing in Feliz! Yeah! We have a chance now! #thingsderekhollandmademesay|
For a second, I thought Wash was about to have his own Grady Little moment but I guess they wee just buying a few more throws for Feliz.
After being ahead 1-2 on Furcal, Holland loses him. Ron Washington going to chat with the heart of the order coming up.
Punto grounds to Beltre. He gets to a knee and scoops ball and fires across diamond. One away.
He's going for complete-game shutout as fans cheer his names. 95-mph fastball for a called strike starts off Punto.
|@ MikeVacc : Wow. Holland out to pitch the ninth (to start, anyway). Good for him. #WorldSeries|
Moreland serves up a ground ball to second base and the Cards deftly turn it around. Westbrook escapes jam.
Westbrook doesn't want to give Nap a fastball and walks him. Two on and one away for ice cold Moreland.
Murphy grounds out to first and Cruz gets to second.
Belated note, Westbrook is on the hill for the Cards. He allowed that hit to Cruz. He's facing Murphy.
Cruz drops a ball into shallow right field to lead off the home eighth. Craig was after it but this one was always going to touch grass. One on for Murphy.
|@ MLBNetworkRadio : Derek Holland is putting on a pitching clinic in #WorldSeries Game 4: 8 IP, 2 H, 7 K, 1 BB|
Holland is throwing harder than he has all night. Theriot strikes out.
Theriot pinch-hitting for Jon Jay with two away.
Holland gets Yadi swinging for the second out of the second out.