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Cabrera walks, but Cruz, Napoli give Texas a win

Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:33 pm
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DETROIT -- Ron Washington pitched to Miguel Cabrera, and the Rangers lost Game 3. Wrong move.

Ron Washington walked Miguel Cabrera, and the Rangers won Game 4 in 11 innings.

Right move?

Doesn't really matter at this point, does it? The Rangers are one win away from the World Series, up three games to one over Cabrera's Tigers in what has already been a fascinating and thrilling American League Championship Series.

Oh, and it's not Cabrera dominating this series. It's Nelson Cruz.

It's not Cabrera who had the biggest moments of Wednesday's game. It was Cruz -- and Mike Napoli.

Cruz threw Cabrera out at the plate, after Washington put him on base with a bases-empty intentional walk in the eighth inning. Napoli threw Austin Jackson out trying to steal, allowing the Rangers to strand Cabrera on deck in the 10th.

Then Napoli put the Rangers ahead with a one-out single in the 11th. And Cruz followed with a three-run home run, his second extra-inning homer of the series and his 10th career postseason home run.

He's had a great series. The Rangers are having a great series.

It's been a great series to watch.

And now Justin Verlander starts Game 5 Thursday with the Tigers trying to save their season and send the ALCS to Texas.




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Since: Jan 12, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2011 12:26 am
 

Cabrera walks, but Cruz, Napoli give Texas a win

Instead of going after Wilson, te Yankees should offer Nolan Ryan the entire Yankee team and $200 million for the entire Rangers team.



Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 12:22 am
 

Cabrera walks, but Cruz, Napoli give Texas a win

Beautiful game. This has turned out to be on hell of a series!! Cruz deserves a lot of credit once again, but if not for Napoli with the single in the 11th to put us back up by one to set Cruz up I felt this game could've went any way. GO RANGERS!!!!!!! Let's bring it on home!!!!!!!



Since: Mar 19, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:53 pm
 

Cabrera walks, but Cruz, Napoli give Texas a win

Hey where are all the choke head .....coke head  comments ??  Maybe someone can get the commish to schedule some more rain so that velandr can throw all three games.   WA HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:12 pm
 

Cabrera walks, but Cruz, Napoli give Texas a win

Well, that was rough.  Going to be hard to win 3 straight, but we'll see.  It's happened before.  Hopefully Verlander pitches lights out tomorrow.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:08 pm
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Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:51 pm
 

Cabrera walks, but Cruz, Napoli give Texas a win

Way To Go Texas. Nelson Cruz is a beast!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 10:47 pm
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