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Rangers Shut Out Cardinals, 4-0



    In a complete reversal of Game 3, the Texas Rangers shut out the St. Louis Cardinals to win with four runs. The Rangers' win ties the series at 2-2.

    The hero of the night was Derek Holland, who pitched eight full innings before being relieved by closer Neftali Feliz after one out in the ninth. Holland had seven strikeouts for the night and only allowed two hits from the big bats of the Cardinals.

    Only Lance Berkman knocked the ball around for St. Louis, a complete reversal from the 16 runs scored by the Cardinals in Game 3.

    For Texas, a first inning RBI from Josh Hamilton brought in Elvis Andrus to put their first run on the scoreboard. Texas wouldn't score again until the sixth, when Mike Napoli hit a three-run homer to deep left field.

    Napoli was switched back to catcher for the start of Game 4, with Mitch Moreland taking first base in the game. Moreland, Young, and Beltre all had no hits for the night.

    For the second time in three years, baseball and NFL teams from the same cities met on the day of a World Series game, with the Dallas Cowboys defeating the St. Louis Rams 34-7 across the street. In 2009, the Yankees won 7-4 at the Phillies as the Eagles routed the Giants 40-17 across the street in Philadelphia.

    In a rematch of the opener, won by the Cardinals 3-2, Chris Carpenter starts Game 5 for St. Louis on Saturday night and C.J. Wilson goes for Texas.

    Thirty-six of 42 teams to win Game 4 for a 3-1 Series lead have gone on to win the title. Twenty-two of 40 teams to win Game 4 and tied the Series 2-2 have gone on the championships. The Series has not been 2-all since 2003, when the Marlins overcame a 2-1 deficit to beat the Yankees in six games.

    The Associated Press' Ronald Blum contributed to this report.