Cardinals Squeeze Past Rangers With a 3-2 Victory

The St. Louis Cardinals needed the entire 162-game season to qualify for the postseason, but now they are a mere three victories away from claiming their second World Series in 5 years. The Cardinals utilized strong pitching, superior managerial skills and defensive plays to outlast the Texas Rangers 3-2 in Wednesday's contest. The deciding run was scored in the 6th inning on a 2-out RBI by pinch hitter Craig Allen. Game two is tonight at 8:05 EST.

Jaime Garcia starts tonight for the Cardinals and Colby Lewis takes the mound for the Rangers. The Rangers are -1.5 run favorites in game 2 and the runline is set at 8. Make your picks for the World Series and all other sporting events here at InsideNation! Also, be sure to discuss anything you find interesting at the discussion board.

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