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Rangers Vs. Cardinals Score: Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz Homers Power Texas To 7-4 Lead

Back-to-back home runs by Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz have given the Texas Rangers their largest lead of Game 6 as they lead the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4. 

In his second inning of relief, Lance Lynn served up a long ball to Beltre who untied the game with a long homer to right center. Cruz followed with his postseason record eighth homer to left field to give Texas a little more cushion. Lynn followed with a strike out of Mike Napoli and then gave up a single to David Murphy.

Derek Holland attempted to bunt Murphy over but Lynn pounced on it and fired a strike to second to nab Murphy. Tony La Russa then went to the bullpen replacing Lynn with Octavio Dotel to face Ian Kinsler with a runner at first and two outs. A passed ball advanced Holland to second and Kinsler punched a single into center field that scored Holland to make the score 7-4. Dotel finally struck out Elvis Andrus to bring an end to the inning. 

For more on the 2011 World Series, Texas Rangers' fans should check out Lone Star Ball and St. Louis Cardinals fans should join the conversation at Viva El Birdos

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