MLB World Series

Season 64 Episode 3

Game 3 - St. Louis at Texas (2011)

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 2011 on FOX
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Game 3 - St. Louis at Texas (2011)
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Game 3 of the 2011 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas.
Final Score: St. Louis 16 Texas 7
St. Louis leads series 2-1

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  • Game 3

    7.0
    After two close games we have a blowout tonight in Texas. Who knows what would have happened had the umpire not blown an early call, but this night belonged to St. Louis, and especially Albert Pujols. I know it may seem rash and crazy but I think this was THE BEST performance by a player in the World Series EVER. Yes, you read that correctly. 5 hits, 3 home runs, 6 RBIs, and he did it on the road when the Cardinals really needed this game. I'll put it up against any Reggie Jackson, Mickey Mantle or Babe Ruth game, and that's coming from someone who thinks Pujols is overrated.

    Not a bad game, but obviously I would have liked for it to have been a bit closer.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Final Score
      St. Louis 16 Texas 7
      St. Louis leads series 2-1

    • Official Scorers:
      Susan Slusser, San Francisco Chronicle
      Evan Grant, The Dallas Morning News
      Steve Weller, no affiliation

    • St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols tied the following World Series records in this game:
      - most home runs in one game (3)
      - most hits in one game (5)
      - most runs batted in in one game (6)
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      Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson of the New York Yankees also hit three home runs in one game. Ruth accomplished the feat in Game 4 of the 1926 Series and again in Game 4 of the 1928 Series, both times against the St. Louis Cardinals and Jackson in Game 6 of the 1977 Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
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      Paul Molitor of the Milwaukee Brewers also had five hits in Game 1 of the 1982 Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
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      Bobby Richardson and Hideki Matsui of the New York Yankees also drove in six runs in one game. Richardson accomplished the feat in Game 3 of the 1960 Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Matsui in Game 6 of the 2009 Series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

    • St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols set a World Series record for the most total bases in one game with 14. The previous record of 12 was held by Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson, who accomplished the feat when they hit three home runs in one game.

    • The National Anthem was sung by Ronnie Dunn of the group Brooks & Dunn.
      God Bless America was sung by Chief Warrant Officer Darby Ledbetter of the Texas Army National Guard.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (on Albert Pujols)
      Texas Reliever Darren Oliver: When Pujols is at the plate, that's the first time he did damage. We fought back pretty good, the next thing you know he's up there batting with guys on base and brings them in. That's what he does. That's why he's the hitter he is.
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      Texas Manager Ron Washington: When the opportunity presents itself to put him on the bag, I'm not going to let him swing the bat. But tonight, we just couldn't get the ball out of the middle of the plate and up, and he just didn't miss. I saw him on TV but I'll tell you, tonight was something special.
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      St. Louis Manager Tony La Russa: I mean, with Babe (Ruth) and Reggie (Jackson), that's pretty good company right there.

    • St. Louis First Baseman Albert Pujols: I didn't walk into the ballpark today thinking that I was going to have a night like this. I walked into the ballpark with the attitude that I have every day, to help this ballclub win. And I was able to do that, offensively and defensively. Just pretty special, you know. But at the same time you need to enjoy this for a moment and be ready to play tomorrow.
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      St. Louis First Baseman Albert Pujols: It shows you the kind of club we have. Everybody was concentrating on the tough loss we had in St. Louis a couple days ago and how we bounce back. We've been through so much this year. We look at it like another game we should have won. It didn't happen. But we flipped the page and came ready to play.

    • (on first base umpire Ron Kulpa's blown call in the top of the fourth inning that led to a four run inning)
      Texas Manager Ron Washington: I knew he missed the play when I went out there. We still had an opportunity to get off that field with maybe them just pushing one run across the plate. We just didn't make the plays. I mean, I don't think you can just start all of a sudden making excuses about things. We had a chance to get off the field with them scoring one run in that inning right there, and we just threw the ball around.
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      Texas First Baseman Mike Napoli: He's human. People make mistakes. He's trying his best out there and we're trying our best. You've got to just move on from things like that.
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      First Base Umpire Ron Kulpa: I saw a replay when I walked off the field and the tag was applied before his foot hit the bag. I called what I saw.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Chris Rose - Pregame Host, Eric Karros - Pregame Analyst, A.J. Pierzynski - Pregame Analyst.

    • Starting Lineups
      St. Louis Cardinals
      Rafel Furcal SS
      Allen Craig RF
      Albert Pujols 1B
      Matt Holliday LF
      Lance Berkman DH
      David Freese 3B
      Yadier Molina C
      John Jay CF
      Ryan Theriot 2B
      Kyle Lohse P
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      Texas Rangers
      Ian Kinsler 2B
      Elvis Andrus SS
      Josh Hamilton CF
      Michael Young DH
      Adrian Beltre 3B
      Nelson Cruz RF
      Mike Napoli 1B
      David Murphy LF
      Yorvit Torrealba C
      Matt Harrison P

    • Reserves
      St. Louis Cardinals
      Mitchell Boggs
      Chris Carpenter
      Daniel Descalso
      Octavio Dotel
      Jaime Garcia
      Edwin Jackson
      Gerald Laird
      Lance Lynn
      Jason Motte
      Nick Punto
      Arthur Rhodes
      Marc Rzepczynski
      Fernando Salas
      Skip Schumaker
      Jake Westbrook
      .
      Texas Rangers
      Mike Adams
      Endy Chavez
      Scott Feldman
      Neftali Feliz
      Craig Gentry
      Esteban German
      Michael Gonzalez
      Derek Holland
      Colby Lewis
      Mark Lowe
      Mitch Moreland
      Alexi Ogando
      Darren Oliver
      Matt Treanor
      C.J. Wilson

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