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Texas Rangers: The Drought Continues
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The Rangers came within one strike of winning the World Series during the ninth and tenth innings.

Unfortunately, Game 6 had 11 innings. 

 An ugly loss.  An intense ugly loss. Yet exciting.  Perhaps the best Game 6 in World Series history. 

The game in short:

Delayed for a day.

Cruz. Beltre.  Napoli. What a good thing Napoli stayed in the game after spraining his ankle. 

Five errors in a World Series game? A World Series bases-loaded walk to tie the game? 

The same guy who dropped a ball got picked off at third base. And the last catcher to pickoff a player at third base was Johnny Bench in 1972.  Yes, Napoli, I’m glad you stayed in the game.

Cruz ties the all time postseason homerun lead with his eighth shot. 

Derek Holland scored a run? In the World Series? His first ever in professional major league baseball? 

And gee whiz, it seems sometimes in the weird compression of  World Series physics, time and space that the Rangers can’t get out of an inning without loading the bases.

Several premature reports issued after the eighth inning the Rangers won the series.

Ninth inning. One strike to win the World Series. Tied. 

Extra innings?

Homerun by Josh Hamilton.  His first this post season.

Then again, the nail-nibbling. Nail-biting. Teeth-scraping.

 Run scores to 9-8.  Intentional walk of Pujols. 

Cardinals have been down five different times this game.  It comes down to one strike left.  One strike? No problem for the Cardinals. 

And the game is tied again.  Eleventh inning.   Yes. The Rangers came within a strike of winning a World Series in two innings. And didn't.