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Durrett: Young, Hamilton come through

10/21/2011

ST. LOUIS -- As Rangers manager Ron Washington headed back to the dugout tunnel after a dramatic 2-1 victory in Game 2 of the World Series, a fan wearing a Cardinals jacket yelled in his direction.

"You guys aren't supposed to win a game with two sac flies," the fan said.

Washington's response: "There's nothing in the baseball bible that says we can't."

In fact, in the Book of Wash, it is written that a team must score runs however necessary. And in the ninth inning Thursday, it was two sacrifice flies from two players struggling this postseason that were needed. Josh Hamilton and Michael Young did what the game asked them to do. In the process, they turned what looked like a difficult 0-2 deficit into a 1-1 World Series that heads back to the Rangers' turf for three games, starting Saturday night.

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