The Rangers responded from a 16-7 drubbing with a 4-0 win in Game 4 of the World Series, evening up the best-of-seven series at two games a piece.
Things started off well for the Rangers, as Texas took a 1-0 lead after the first inning. Josh Hamilton belted a double down the right field line, scoring Elvis Andrus with one out in the first inning, putting the Rangers on the board first.
That was all Derek Holland would need, as the young lefty dominated the Cardinals all game long. Holland pitched eight and a third innings, surrendering just two walks and two hits. Both hits allowed by Holland were to Lance Berkman.
Holland was given an opportunity to finish the impressive effort, but after walking Rafael Furcal in the ninth, Ron Washington went to Neftali Feliz to close the game.
Feliz' command wasn't there at first, as he walked Allen Craig, but then retired Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday to end the game.
Texas extended their 1-0 lead in the sixth inning. Edwin Jackson retired Adrian Beltre to start the inning, but then walked Nelson Cruz and David Murphy. Tony La Russa opted to bring in Mitchell Boggs following Jackson's seventh walk of the game, and Mike Napoli made Jackson pay for the walks, as he sent Boggs' first pitch into the left field stands, giving the Rangers a 4-0 lead.
Game 5 is scheduled for Monday night as Chris Carpenter pitches for St. Louis against C.J. Wilson in a pivotal game.