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2011 World Series Schedule: Rangers and Cardinals Destined To Go All 7 Games

The Texas Rangers made the 2011 World Series a little more interesting Thursday night when they rallied in the ninth inning of Game 2 to tie...

The Texas Rangers made the 2011 World Series a little more interesting Thursday night when they rallied in the ninth inning of Game 2 to tie the series at one game apiece.

It goes without saying that the St. Louis Cardinals were just three outs away from putting themselves within two wins of their second title in six seasons.

Instead though, the Rangers bats came to life late to rattle Cardinals closer Jason Motte, and the rest is history.

The series will now shift to Arlington, Texas, where the Rangers will have three home games to try and lock up the club's first ever World Series title.

But don't count out Tony La Russa's ballclub just yet. Although their late-game errors cost them a shot at a significant 2-0 series lead, they have won big road games already this postseason.

Game 5 of the NLDS at Philadelphia is proof that this weekend, the Cardinals are more than capable of stealing one on the road.

Game 3 is scheduled for Saturday night, Game 4 Sunday and the pivotal Game 5 is set for Monday night.

But considering the pitching clinics these two teams have been displaying all postseason long, including the first two World Series games, expect the Rangers to be back in St. Louis Thursday night for a series-deciding Game 7.

Texas will have the home-field advantage for the next three games, but the Cards will send postseason ace Chris Carpenter to the mound in Game 5, making them the favorites to either close out, take a 3-2 series lead or stave off elimination and send the series back to Missouri.

The phenomenal pitching is sure to continue Saturday night in Arlington, as the Rangers and Cardinals both look to take the series lead.

But regardless of who wins it, I'm sure we'll see you back in St. Louis for Game 7 next week.

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