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Ron Kulpa's call joins long line of errors

Updated: October 23, 2011, 5:00 PM ET
By Buster Olney

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Kulpa's blown call was the first domino to fall, undoubtedly. But think about all the things that transpired in Game 3. Ian Kinsler made a wild throw on what should have been an easy play, which is why Kulpa was left to guess whether Matt Holliday's foot hit the bag before Mike Napoli's glove hit him on the shoulder (and neck and head and every other part of his body, it seemed).

A few minutes later, Napoli rushed a throw home, and instead of getting at least one out and maybe two, he made a two-base error. "I probably had more time," Napoli said. "I kind of yanked it."

Elvis Andrus made an error, and Alexi Ogando had his third consecutive ineffective outing, raising the question of whether he is simply worn out at the end of a very long season. The Texas Rangers' bullpen allowed 11 runs. Oh, and that Albert Pujols guy had a really good night, hitting three Texas-style home runs; you might've heard about it.

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