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Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship.
Bruce Hurst was in his room at the Grand Hyatt in New York when he got the call exactly 25 years ago. Because of a rainout, Boston Red Sox manager John McNamara was switching to him as his starter for Game 7 of the World Series against the New York Mets.
Bobby Valentine thought about the bizarre events he had seen in Game 5 of the World Series, when 19th-century technology fouled up Tony La Russa and the St. Louis Cardinals.
It's already been a productive postseason for Colby Lewis. Next up, a shot at the biggest prize yet.
When C.J. Wilson walked off the mound during the sixth inning in what could have been his last start for the Rangers, they were down by a run.
Tony La Russa has won a lot of games over a lot of years by deploying relief pitchers differently than most managers. His reputation may have worked against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series.
C.J. Wilson was in trouble in the fifth before retiring cleanup batter Matt Holliday in a key situation for the second time in the game.
Chris Carpenter appeared to be in complete control. Featuring that big curveball of his, he retired Josh Hamilton on an easy grounder and then struck out Michael Young to start the sixth.
Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals followed up their greatest World Series performance with one of their meekest.