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Rangers Vs. Cardinals Score: Lance Berkman Puts St. Louis In Front

The St. Louis Cardinals take the first lead in the 2011 World Series after Lance Berkman singled home two runs in the fourth inning. 

Rangers starter, C.J. Wilson ran into trouble after hitting Albert Pujols with a pitch leading off the inning. Matt Holiday followed with a double to right that put runners at second and third with no one out. That set up Berkman who also followed with a single to right that scored both Pujols and Holliday. 

David Freese nearly extended the lead as he hit a long fly ball to center that Josh Hamilton was able to chase down. Yadier Molina followed with a ground out to short stop Elvis Andrus and Texas manager Ron Washington elected to walk Nick Punto intentionally to get to Chris Carpenter who struck out to end the inning. 

The game heads into the top of the 5th with the Cardinals leading 2-0. 

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.