Rangers strike for 3 in 7th, lead 7-4

October, 27, 2011
10/27/11
10:07
PM CT
ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit back-to-back home runs off Lance Lynn to quickly put the Rangers ahead 6-4 in the top of the seventh after the Cardinals tied it in the bottom of the sixth but left the bases loaded.

The Rangers weren't finished.

David Murphy singled but was thrown out on Derek Holland's failed sacrifice bunt. But Holland advanced to second on a wild pitch, and Ian Kinsler delivered a sharp single up the middle that scored the hustling Holland for a three-run margin.

Holland then pitched a 1-2-3 bottom half of the inning. He closed down the sixth inning when he got the final out in relief of Alexi Ogando with the bases loaded and two outs.

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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