Mike Napoli's two-run double off Marc Rzepczynski gave Texas a 4-2 lead in the eighth inning.
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.
The bullpen that did so much to get the St. Louis Cardinals into the World Series may end up costing them the championship.
Neftali Feliz closes out the Cardinals for his sixth save in this postseason. The Rangers win 4-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the World Series and move within one win of their first championship.
Mike Napoli took a mighty swing, tossed his bat aside and trotted around the bases. Fireworks exploded in the air, and Texas Rangers fans cheered wildly.
First, Alexi Ogando watched Albert Pujols circle the bases. Then, Michael Gonzalez. And finally, Darren Oliver.
A wild throw home. A close play at the plate. The missed call at first base.
So close to a World Series shutout, Derek Holland did everything he could, trying to convince Texas manager Ron Washington to let him finish.
Don Denkinger was watching at home, saw the blown call at first base and winced.