A look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals:
Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers with a huge offensive burst to become the American League's first repeat champion in a decade.
Delmon Young and Victor Martinez are in the starting lineup for the Detroit Tigers, and Adrian Beltre is set to start for the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the AL championship series Wednesday.
After the rain, the Texas Rangers opened the AL championship series by beating Justin Verlander once again.
Adrian Beltre most likely wouldn't have been around to hit three home runs in the AL division series-clinching victory for Texas had Cliff Lee agreed to a big contract and stayed with the Rangers last winter.
Adrian Beltre hit three straight home runs and the Texas Rangers powered themselves back into the AL championship series, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Tuesday to win their playoff matchup.
Texas slugger Adrian Beltre hit three home runs in his first three at-bats Tuesday in Game 4 of the AL playoffs at Tampa Bay.
With Texas Rangers fans chanting his name, Mike Napoli kept fouling off pitches until getting the big hit after James Shields had hit two batters.
Mariners rookie Anthony Vasquez got to start in his home state for the first time. And the left-hander had no better luck against the Rangers this time.