After the bats went wild on Saturday for game three things were the complete opposite for game four Sunday as the Cardinals were held to two hits and were blanked 2-0.
Derek Holland started for Texas and came within two outs of pitching a complete game shutout. He was lifted in the ninth with one out after allowing no runs on two hits, walking two, with seven K’s. Holland is now 2-0 and the series is tied at two games each.
The Texas offense scored four runs on six hits with eight walks. Mike Napoli homered for Texas and had three RBI.
Edwin Jackson started for the Cardinals and gets the loss he is 1-1.
Huge game five on Monday in Texas as the Series heads back to St. Louis for games six and seven if needed. St. Louis could be going home needing just one win should they win game five in Texas
If Texas wins game five St. Louis will need to sweep at home.
World Series 2011
10-19 Texas 2 at St. Louis 3 10-20 Texas 2 at St. Louis 1 10-22 St. Louis 16 at Texas 7 10-23 St. Louis 0 at Texas 4 10-24 St. Louis at Texas 10-26 Texas at St. Louis 10-27 Texas at St. Louis
Monday, October 24, 2011
St. Louis at Texas
Time: 8:05 PM National TV: FOX Starting Pitchers St. Louis: Chris Carpenter Texas: C. J. Wilson