The Rangers are eight outs from their first World Series championship.
Derek Holland stands to win in relief. He started and won Game 4, taking a two-hit shutout into the ninth inning for a 4-0 victory.
A footnote on Beltre’s shot: It was 25 years ago tonight that the New York Mets won the 1986 World Series. That night, in Game 7 against Boston, another third baseman (Ray Knight) hit a leadoff homer in the seventh inning to snap a tie.
Another great play by Texas catcher Mike Napoli helped to keep it tied. Napoli picked off Matt Holliday at third base for the second out. Beltre did a great job of blocking the bag with his foot, and Holliday hurt his pinkie on a headfirst dive trying to get back.
Holliday, who had a rough night all around, left the game with a severely bruised pinkie. X-rays were negative.
The teams have combined for five errors.
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