The Cardinals held a 1-0 series lead and a 1-0 Game 2 advantage heading into the ninth inning Thursday. But the Rangers pulled off a surprising, and unusual rally -- driving in two runs via two sacrifice flies to steal a 2-1 victory and square the World Series. Nelson Cruz drove in the tying run with a deep fly and Michael Young brought the game-winning run home with a pop fly of his own.
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Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 and flied out to right in what was possibly his final at-bat as a Cardinal in St. Louis.
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Rangers starter Colby Lewis set the pace for Texas, pitching into the seventh inning while allowing just four hits and one earned run.
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Cardinals starter Jamie Garcia turned in a sharp performance Thursday, pitching seven scoreless innings and allowing just three hits. Garcia also struck out seven and allowed just one walk.
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Cardinals outfielder Lance Berkman connects with a pitch early in Game 2. The slugger would finish 1-of-4 with two strikeouts.
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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton didn't get a hit in Game 2, but he did drive in the game-tying run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning.
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Cardinals second baseman Nick Punto and Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler collide after St. Louis turned a double play in the fourth inning.
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Cardinals pitcher Jamie Garcia was destined for the win before St. Louis' bullpen gave up two runs in the ninth.
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Rangers outfielder and ALCS MVP Nelson Cruz watches a pop fly during Game 2 of the World Series. Cruz finished 0-of-3 with a strikeout.
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Albert Pujols holds his follow through after flying out during Game 2 of the World Series.
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For the second straight game, Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead-run for St. Louis. But his effort would be nixed two innings later when Texas took the lead for good.
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Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz grabs a deep fly ball hit by Albert Pujols at the warning track in the eighth inning.
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Ian Kinsler led off the ninth inning with a single, stole second base and tied the game on Josh Hamilton's sac fly.
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After closing out Game 1, Cardinals closer Jason Motte gave up two earned runs in Game 2, leading to the Rangers' 2-1 win.
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Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus celebrates with teammates after scoring the winning run in Texas 2-1 win over St. Louis in Game 2.
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Netfali Feliz closed out the ninth for the Rangers, allowing one walk but striking out two to seal a 2-1 victory.
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