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Rangers Vs. Cardinals Score: Mike Napoli Ties Things Up With Fifth Inning Home Run

The Cardinals' lead didn't last long as Mike Napoli tied things up in the top of the 5th with a two run home run to the opposite field off of St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter. 

Adrian Beltre got things started in the fifth with a lead off single to right. After a Nelson Cruz strikeout, Mike Napoli launched a long home run into the right field bleachers off of Carpenter that tied the score at 2-2. Carpenter came right back and struck out Daniel Murphy and got opposing pitcher C.J. Wilson to ground out to second to end the inning. 

The game is headed to the bottom of the 5th inning where the Cardinals will send the top of the lineup to the plate with Albert Pujols due up third in the inning. 

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

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