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World Series Rangers Vs. Cardinals: Rangers Tie Series 1-1 After A Two-Run Ninth Inning To Win, 2-1

The Texas Rangers made game two of the World Series come down to a dramatic finish. The St. Louis Cardinals were looking to go up 2-0 in the Series as their pitching dominated the Rangers through eight innings. Cardinal starting pitcher Jaime García had one of his best performances of the year. García pitched seven scoreless innings, allowed three hits, walked one and struck out seven batters. Fernando Salas and Marc Rzepczynski each struck out a batter in a combined effort for one inning.

The Texas Rangers pitching was lead by Colby Lewis and while he was not as dominant as García was, Lewis only allowed one run in tonights game on a pinch-hit RBI single by Allen Craig for the go-ahead run. On the night Lewis allowed four hits, walked two and struck out four, he was not dominant but he had a good performance this evening.

With the Rangers down 1-0 and facing Jason Motte who had been dominant this post season by striking out seven, giving up zero runs and allowing only one hit in nine innings. Then in tonight's game he gave up two hits and two runs in the top of the ninth.

The inning started off with Motte allowing consecutive singles by Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus then sacrifice flies by Josh Hamilton and Michael Young to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead. Then in the bottom of the ninth the Rangers had a perfect ninth inning to seal the come from behind win.

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