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Oct 24

Napoli, Holland Help Rangers Even World Series

mikenapoli2011worldseriesgame4texasThe Texas Rangers bounced back from a 16-7 loss in Game 3 of the World Series with a dominant pitching performance by Derek Holland in a 4-0 win on Sunday night. With the win, the Rangers drew even with the St. Louis Cardinals, setting up a best-of-three game series for the title.

While it may not have been needed in the end — Holland spun a gem and the Rangers pitched a shutout — Mike Napoli left no doubt about the outcome with a deep drive in the sixth. Napoli was the first batter St. Louis reliever Mitchell Boggs faced, and the following happened on the first pitch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IKAzIE2OJaQ

Just like that, the 1-0 lead was a 4-0 lead. With the way the Rangers were pitching, it was more than enough of a cushion.

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by Brian Floyd – SBNation

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