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Rangers tie series with pitching

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rangers entered Sunday night’s game four of the World Series with hopes of getting rid of the bad taste they had following a 16-7 loss to the Cardinals one night earlier.  Before taking the field, Rangers manager, Ron Washington, had a quick discussion with starter Derek Holland.  It served as motivation for the young pitcher. Holland took control of the game immediately and never gave it up.  In eight and one third innings he allowed two hits, both by Lance Berkman.  The only other base runners were the three hitters walked (two by Holland).  Washington pulled Holland with one out in the ninth after he walked Rafael Furcal.  The crowd in Arlington gave Holland a standing ovation as he walked off to the dugout.  Closer, Neftali Feliz, came in for Texas to shut it down. The Rangers got on the scoreboard in the first courtesy of a Josh Hamilton double that scored Elvis Andrus.  They added three more runs in the sixth when Mike Napoli hit a three run homer.  Prior to Napoli’s at-bat, Cardinals manager, Tony LaRussa, brought in reliever Mitchell Boggs to replace starter Edwin Jackson.  The first pitch Boggs threw is the one Napoli crushed.

The 4-0 Ranger victory evened up the series at two games a piece.  Both teams are back at it Monday night for one final time in Texas before returning to St. Louis for game six and game seven, if it is necessary.

World Series Stats of the Night:

  • The last American League pitcher to make it at least eight and one third innings in a World Series game was Andy Pettitte, who did it in 1996 as a member of the Yankees.

Game Recap:
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington – Arlington, Texas
St. Louis 0, Texas 4
(WP: Holland) (LP: Jackson)
The best of seven series is tied at two games a piece.

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About Sam Sankovich

I am a native of Illinois, but have lived all over. Since high school, I have lived in Texas, Kentucky, Missouri, Florida, Kansas and Ohio. At the moment I am back in Illinois but hope a move back to Florida is in my near future. The first thing people think is I am a Cubs fan and a Bears fan. That’s not true. My dad’s family was born and raised in Pennsylvania (just south of Pittsburgh) and I was raised to be a fan of the Pirates and Steelers. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2002 with a BA degree. I majored in Radio and Television Operations and minored in Lodging Management. At this point of my life, I am following my dream of having a career in sports and love working with Joe and the team at The Good in Sports. The mission of the website and vision is second-to-none and allows us to make a difference in the lives of others. That’s important to me. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, I make it to Pittsburgh once a year to watch baseball at “The Best Ballpark in America” (PNC Park). I also enjoy trips to Panama City Beach for relaxation. I have a terrific family who always supports me in my endeavors. You can find me on Twitter, @TGIS_Sam.


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