ST. LOUIS -- Mike Napoli came through again with an RBI single that was just fair down the right-field line to put the Rangers back in front, 3-2, in the top of the fourth.
A scary moment occurred soon after as Napoli stumbled as he went into second base on a sacrifice bunt attempt by pitcher Colby Lewis. Napoli went down to the ground in pain with what appeared to be an issue with his leg. Manager Ron Washington and the team trainers rushed out. Napoli got up, bent over for a few moments with his hands on his knees and was able to stay in the game.
On the play, Cardinals relief pitcher Fernando Salas went for the force at second, but his throw sailed into center field to put runners at first and second with one out. It was the second error of the inning. Nelson Cruz reached on a bloop pop into shallow left after some miscommunication between shortstop Rafael Furcal and left-fielder Matt Holliday, who made a late stab at the ball but dropped it, allowing Cruz to take second.