- Associated Press - Monday, October 17, 2011

A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals:

Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Wednesday, at St. Louis (8:05 p.m.); Game 2, Thursday, at St. Louis (8:05 p.m.); Game 3, Saturday, at Arlington, Texas (8:05 p.m.); Game 4, Sunday, at Arlington, Texas (8:05 p.m.); x-Game 5, Monday, Oct. 24, at Arlington, Texas (8:05 p.m.); x-Game 6, Wednesday, Oct. 26, at St. Louis (8:05 p.m.); x-Game 7, Thursday, Oct. 27, at St. Louis (8:05 p.m.). (All games on FOX).

x-if necessary.

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Season Series: Did not play.

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Projected Lineups:

Rangers: 2B Ian Kinsler (.255, 32, 77, 121 runs, 30 SBs), SS Elvis Andrus (.279, 5, 60, 96 runs, 37 SBs), CF Josh Hamilton (.298, 25, 94 in 121 games), DH Michael Young (career-high .338, 11, 106 with 213 hits), 3B Adrian Beltre (.296, 32, 105), C Mike Napoli (career highs .320, 30, 75 in 113 games), RF Nelson Cruz (.263, 29, 87 in 124 games), LF David Murphy (.275, 11, 46), 1B Mitch Moreland (.259, 16, 51).

Cardinals: SS Rafael Furcal (.231, 8 HRs, 28 RBIs, 9 SBs with Dodgers and Cardinals), CF Jon Jay (.297, 10, 37), 1B Albert Pujols (.299, 37, 99, 105 runs), RF Lance Berkman (.301, 31, 94, .412 OBP), LF Matt Holliday (.296, 22, 75, .388 OBP), 3B David Freese (.297, 10, 55), C Yadier Molina (.305, 14, 65, both career bests), 2B Ryan Theriot (.271, 1, 47, 442 ABs, 18 errors) or Skip Schumaker (.283, 2, 38) or Nick Punto (.278, 1, 20, 133 ABs).

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Projected Rotations:

Rangers: LH C.J. Wilson (16-7, 2.94 ERA, career-high 223 1-3 IP, 206 Ks, 74 walks), RH Colby Lewis (14-10, 4.40), LH Derek Holland (16-5, 3.95, 4 shutouts; 10-1 with 2.77 ERA in last 15 starts), LH Matt Harrison (14-9, 3.39).

Cardinals: RH Chris Carpenter (11-9, 3.49, 237 1-3 innings, 191 Ks, 4 CGs, 2 shutouts), LH Jaime Garcia (13-7, 3.56, 2 shutouts), RH Edwin Jackson (12-9, 3.79 with White Sox and Cardinals; 5-2, 3.58 for St. Louis since trade-deadline deal), RH Kyle Lohse (14-8, 3.49 ERA, 1 shutout).

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Relievers:

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