Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Rangers Move To One Win Short Of Championship
Both starting pitchers were pretty good with Chris Carpenter allowing 2 runs in 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and striking out 4. C.J. Wilson was almost just as good, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) in 5 1/3 innings. The bullpen was flawless for the Rangers, but the Cardinals had one major flaw in Octavio Dotel, who allowed 2 runs in 1/3 of an inning. For the Cardinals, the biggest offensive highlight was Yadier Molina, who went 3-4 with an RBI; close behind him with Skip Schumaker, who went 1-3 with an RBI. For the Rangers, two offensive highlights were Adrian Beltre and Mitch Moreland, each of whom went 1-4 with a solo home run. However, the big one was Mike Napoli (left) who went 1-4 with a huge 2-run double. There is an off-day tonight, but the Rangers will go for it all on Wednesday, with Colby Lewis going against Jaime Garcia.