World Series Play-by-Play, Game 7

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Play-by-play of Game 7 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals:

Lineups_Rangers: Ian Kinsler (2b), Elvis Andrus (ss), Josh Hamilton (cf), Michael Young (1b), Adrian Beltre (3b), Nelson Cruz (rf), Mike Napoli (c), David Murphy (lf), Matt Harrison (lhp).

Cardinals: Ryan Theriot (2b), Allen Craig (lf), Albert Pujols (1b), Lance Berkman (rf), David Freese (3b), Yadier Molina (c), Rafael Furcal (ss), Skip Schumaker (cf), Chris Carpenter (rhp).

Umpires_Home, Jerry Layne; First, Greg Gibson; Second, Alfonso Marquez; Third, Ron Kulpa; Left, Ted Barrett; Right, Gary Cederstrom.

Official Scorers_Jeff Durbin (Cardinals scorer), Ken Davidoff (Newsday), Rick Hummel (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

First Pitch— 8:06 p.m. EDT.

Rangers First: Capenter pitching. Kinsler singled to left. With Andrus batting, Kinsler picked off first, catcher Molina to first baseman Pujols. Andrus walked. Hamilton doubled down the right field line, Andrus scored. Young singled to right, Hamilton scored. Beltre struck out swinging. Cruz grounded out to third baseman Freese to first baseman Pujols.

2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Rangers 2, Cardinals 0.

Cardinals First: Harrison pitching. Theriot grounded out to second baseman Kinsler to first baseman Young. Craig flied out to center fielder Hamilton. Pujols walked. Berkman walked, Pujols to second. Freese doubled to left, Pujols and Berkman scored. Molina flied out to center fielder Hamilton.

2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. Rangers 2, Cardinals 2.

Rangers Second: Napoli singled to left. Murphy grounded into a force play, pitcher Carpenter to shortstop Furcal, Napoli out at second. Harrison sacrifice bunt, first baseman Pujols to second baseman Theriot, Murphy to second. Kinsler walked. With Andrus batting, on a fielding error by Pujols, on an attempted pick off at first, Murphy to third. Andrus grounded out pitcher Capenter to first baseman Pujols.

0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 2 left on. Rangers 2, Cardinals 2.

Cardinals Second: Furcal singled to center. Schumaker grounded into a double play, shortstop Andrus to second baseman Kinsler to first baseman Young. Carpenter struck out swinging.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Rangers 2, Cardinals 2.

Rangers Third: Hamilton grounded out to shortstop Furcal to first baseman Pujols. Young struck out swinging. Beltre hit-by-pitch. Cruz flied out to left fielder Craig.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Rangers 2, Cardinals 2.

Cardinals Third: Theriot flied out to right fielder Cruz. Craig homered to right on a 3-2 pitch. Pujols grounded out to hird baseman Beltre to first baseman Young. Berkman lined out to first baseman Young.

1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 3, Rangers 2.

Rangers Fourth: Napoli struck out swinging. Murphy grounded out to first baseman Pujols to pitcher Carpenter. Harrison struck out swinging.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 3, Rangers 2.

Cardinals Fourth: Freese grounded out to shortstop Andrus to first baseman Young. Molina singled to center. Furcal singled to right, Molina to second. Schumaker grounded out to first baseman Pujols, Molina to third, Furcal to second. Carpenter flied out to right fielder Cruz.

0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Cardinals 3, Rangers 2.

Rangers Fifth: Kinsler singled to left. Andrus sacrifice bunt to pitcher Carpenter to second baseman Theriot, Kinsler to second. Hamilton popped out to third baseman Freese in foul territory. Young struck out swinging.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cardinals 3, Rangers 2.

Cardinals Fifth: Scott Feldman pitching. Theriot grounded out to shortstop Andrus to first baseman Young. Craig walked. Pujols hit-by-pitch, Craig to second. Berkman grounded out to first baseman Young to pitcher Feldman, Craig to third, Pujols to second. Freese intentionally walked. Molina walked, Craig scored, Pujols to third, Freese to second. C.J. Wilson pitching. Furcal hit-by-pitch, Pujols scored, Freese to third, Molina to second. Schumaker struck out swinging.

2 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Cardinals 5, Rangers 2.

Rangers Sixth: Beltre grounded out to pitcher Carpenter to first baseman Pujols. Cruz flied out to left fielder Craig. Napoli flied out to right fielder Berkman.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 5, Rangers 2.

Cardinals Sixth: Carpenter grounded out second baseman Kinsler to first baseman Young. Theriot flied out to center fielder Hamilton. Craig struck out swinging.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 5, Rangers 2.

Rangers Seventh: Murphy doubled down the right field line. Endy Chavez pinch hit for Wilson. Arthur Rhodes pitching. Yorvit Torrealba pinch hit for Chavez. Torrealba flied out to center fielder Schumaker. Octavio Dotel pitching. Kinsler struck out swinging. Andrus flied out to center fielder Schumaker.

0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. Cardinals 5, Rangers 2.

Cardinals Seventh: Mike Adams pitching. Pujols struck out swinging. Berkman infield single. Freese walked, Berkman to second. Molina singled to center, Berkman scored, Freese to second. Furcal grounded out to first baseman Young to pitcher Adams, Freese to third, Molina to second. Michael Gonzalez pitching. Schumaker struck out looking.

1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Cardinals 6, Rangers 2.

Rangers Eighth: Lance Lynn pitching. Hamilton grounded out to second baseman Theriot to first baseman Pujols. Young popped out to first baseman Pujols in foul territory. Beltre struck out swinging.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 6, Rangers 2.

Cardinals Eighth: Nick Punto pinch hit for Lynn. Punto flied out to center fielder Hamilton. Theriot struck out looking. Alexi Ogando pitching. Craig struck out looking.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 6, Rangers 2.

Rangers Ninth: Jason Motte pitching. Punto replaced Theriot at second, Daniel Descalso replaced Freese at third, Schumaker moved to right field and Jon Jay replaced Berkman in center field. Cruz flied out to center fielder Jay. Napoli grounded out to third baseman Descalso to first baseman Pujols. Murphy flied out to left fielder Craig.

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 left on. Cardinals 6, Rangers 2.

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