Durrett: Young, Hamilton come through

October, 21, 2011
10/21/11
9:30
AM CT


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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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 19 77 79
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 19
RBIA. Beltre 77
RA. Beltre 79
OPSA. Beltre .879
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.18
SOY. Darvish 182