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Pujols Comes Back to Earth

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Pujols reacts after flying out in Game 4.

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The Texas Rangers would probably rather just forget what happened on Saturday in Game 3 of the World Series, the Rangers' first home game of the series.

In case you don't remember, Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols, arguably the greatest hitter of our generation, absolutely went off, going 5-for-6 with six RBIs while becoming only the third player in history to hit three home runs in a World Series game, joining two guys named Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth.

Pujols, however, couldn't solve Derek Holland on Sunday in Game 4, as Holland tossed 8 1/3 innings of shutout ball and allowed just two hits in that time — both to Lance Berkman.

Pujols went 0-for-4 on the night, his third 0-for night of the four games in the series.

After his monster NLCS against the Brewers when he was 11-for-23, the Rangers seem to have found the perfect formula for keeping Pujols under wraps.

If C.J. Wilson can be more Derek Holland and less Matt Harrison in Monday's Game 5, the Rangers might very well be heading to St. Louis on Wednesday with a chance to win the world championship.

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