Scott Feldman started the inning in relief of Matt Harrison. After getting the first out, it all fell apart. Feldman walked Allen Craig to bring up Albert Pujols, whom he hit on an 0-2 count. Lance Berkman grounded out to first to move runners to second and third with two outs for David Freese. The Rangers opted to intentionally walk Freese to load the bases for Yadier Molina.
Feldman fell behind 3-0 before working the count full. Molina walked on an extremely close pitch on the corner, but home plate umpire Jerry Layne didn't budge and it was 4-2.