Adrian Beltre tied Game 5 of the World Series up 2-2 with a solo home run to left field in the sixth inning off of Cardinals' starter Chris Carpenter. Beltre jumped on a low breaking ball from Carpenter and dropped to one knee after contact as the ball sailed into the left field stands.
Carpenter got the first two outs of the inning getting Josh Hamilton to ground out and striking out Michael Young. Beltre followed with his solo homer that tied the game. Nelson Cruz followed with a single to center and David Murphy lined a ball back up the middle past Nick Punto to put runners at the corners. Carpenter escaped further trouble as Mike Napoli hit a long fly ball to deep centerfield that Skip Schumaker was able to run down for the final out of the inning.