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Friday, October 28, 2011
Rangers jump on Carpenter for 2-0 lead

By Jeff Caplan

ST. LOUIS -- Josh Hamilton and Michael Young struck for first-inning RBIs to push the Texas Rangers to a 2-0 lead on St. Louis starter Chris Carpenter, who is working on three days rest.

The first four Rangers reached base, but leadoff man Ian Kinsler was picked off first when he started to steal, stopped and then slipped as he tried to get back to first base.

Elvis Andrus followed with a walk and scored from first on Hamilton's double to right. Hamilton then scored on Young's double down the right-field line.

Matt Harrison is on the mound for the Rangers.