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St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Jason Motte (30) reacts as manager Tony La Russa takes him out of the game during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Texas Rangers Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, in St. Louis.

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Ninth inning ruins night for Cardinals

Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals let one get away. In a messy ninth inning, Pujols failed to handle a cutoff throw after Jason Motte faltered for the first time this October, aiding the Texas Rangers’ two-run rally for a 2-1 victory Thursday night that evened the World Series at a game apiece.

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