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World Series Game 4: Derek Holland Excellent Through Three

Derek Holland has been shaky this postseason, but that is not the case through the first three innings on Sunday night. In the biggest start of his career, Holland has pitched three scoreless innings to start off Game 4 of the World Series, surrendering only a one out double to Lance Berkman

Holland has been fairly efficient as well, needing 44 pitches (29 strikes) through the first three innings of work. He'll have a tough task in the fourth inning, facing St. Louis' 2-3-4 hitters for a second time. 

The Rangers still lead 1-0 as the game heads into the bottom of the third. Texas let St. Louis' starter Edwin Jackson off the hook in the first inning, as Jackson had loaded the bases with a pair of walks following Josh Hamilton's double. Texas failed to capitalize, though, with David Murphy flying out to left center field to end the inning. 

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