Cards Lose a Heart-Breaker as Texas Take Game 2

The crowd at Busch Stadium went home shocked and in disbelief tonight their beloved Cardinals lost 2-1 to the Texas Rangers after leading 1-0 going into the nineth inning.
It was a real pitching duel throughout the game.
Cardinals starting pitcher, Jaime Garcia retired the first nine hitters of the game.
At the top of the fourth inning, Texas threatened to score with two on base, but were unsucessful.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, St. Louis had a very good chance to put the game’s first run on the scoreboard with two on base, but Rafael Fucal grounded into a fielders choice to shortstop Elvis Andrus who threw out Garcia at second base to end the inning.
St. Louis finally opened the scoring in the bottom of the seventh inning when pinch hitter, Allen Craig (who batted in the winning run in game one), drove in David Freese from third base with a single.
The Cardinals tried to increase their lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, putting two on base, but were unable to cash in a run. That would be costly for the Cardinals as Josh Hamilton drove in Ian Kinsler from third base with a sacrafice fly at the top of the nineth inning, to tie the game at 1-1.
Texas took the lead when Michael Young hit a sacrafice fly to bring in Andrus from third (base).
After giving up a walk in the bottom of the ninth inning, Ranger’s closing pitcher, Neftali Feliz retired the next three Cardinal batters to get the win and tie the series.
Other game notes: W: Mike Adams (1-0).
L: Jason Motte (0-1).
Save: Feliz (1).

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