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World Series Game 7: Rangers at Cardinals

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 28, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

After one of the most memorable World Series games ever played, the Cardinals and Rangers will decide the title in tonight’s Game 7 in St. Louis. “The reality is that if we don’t win (tonight),” Lance Berkman said, “(Game 7) becomes just a footnote to a nice season. But if we win (tonight), this is the stuff of legends.”

• Before the game, the Cardinals put LF Matt Holliday on the disabled list with a sprained wrist. He’s been replaced on the roster by speedy rookie Adron Chambers.

• The Rangers suffered two injuries of their own last night, but RF Nelson Cruz and C Mike Napoli are healthy enough to stay in the lineup for tonight’s finale.

• Rangers starter Matt Harrison is looking for redemption after lasting just 3.2 innings in Game 3, which was a lopsided Cardinals win. The Cardinals will go with their ace, Chris Carpenter, on short rest.

• According to MLB, at the peak viewing of last night’s wild Game 6, nearly one-third of TVs that were turned on in America tuned to the game. In St. Louis and Dallas, 80% of TVs that were turn on were showing the game.

• Tonight will be the 38th game of the 2011 Postseason (out of a possible 41). That’s tied with 2003 for the most games required to crown a World Series champion.

• Chris Daughtry is singing the National Anthem and former Cardinals starter Bob Forsch is throwing the first pitch.

Ryan Theriot 2B
Allen Craig LF
Albert Pujols 1B
Lance Berkman RF
David Freese 3B
Yadier Molina C
Rafael Furcal SS
Skip Schumaker CF
Chris Carpenter RHP

Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Josh Hamilton CF
Michael Young 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
Mike Napoli C
David Murphy LF
Matt Harrison LHP

Associated Press photo




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