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Cardinals offense strikes first

Posted on: October 19, 2011 9:27 pm
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By Matt Snyder

ST. LOUIS -- After three scoreless innings -- which was quite surprising given the high-powered offense in this World Series -- the Cardinals' big boppers got the job done in the bottom of the fourth.

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After Albert Pujols was hit with a pitch -- beward later in the game, Josh Hamilton! -- Matt Holliday delivered a double down the right field line, leaving runners on second and third for Lance Berkman.

Berkman was batting right-handed against the lefty C.J. Wilson, and Berkman isn't near as deadly from that side of the plate. Still, he found a hole with a grounder down the first-base line turning into a two-RBI single.

David Freese then hit a deep fly to center that was caught on the warning track by Josh Hamilton. The inning ended with no further damage, but the Cardinals have drawn first blood and carried a 2-0 lead into the fifth.

And Chris Carpenter is dealing at this moment, too, so the advantage is definitely St. Louis at this point, but the game is far from over.

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