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Rangers Vs. Cardinals Score: World Series Game 1 Scoreless After Three

The Texas Rangers and the St Louis Cardinals are scoreless through the first three innings of Game 1 of the 2011 World Series. 

Chris Carpenter allowed two hits including a lead off single to Ian Kinsler in the first inning. Kinsler was cut down on a failed hit-and-run attempt by Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina. The Rangers threatened again in the second after Adrian Beltre doubled with one out and Nelson Cruz followed with a walk. However, Carpenter got Mike Napoli to ground into an inning ending double play to eliminate the threat.

 Rangers starter C.J. Wilson surrendered a lead off walk to Rafael Furcal in the first but a double play and an Albert Pujols line out ended the threat. St Louis recorded its first hit of the night in the third inning when Nick Punto led off with a single. Chris Carpenter failed to get a sacrifice bunt down and Wilson escaped without any damage. 

For more on the 2011 World Series, Cardinals fans should check out Viva El Birdos and Rangers fans should join the discussion at Lone Star Ball

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.