Napoli’s Performance Puts Rangers Up 3-2 in World Serieson October 25th, 2011 at 8:17 am
Rangers Beat the Cardinals 4-2 in Game 5
“NAP-OH-LI” echoed from the crowd for the hometown’s catcher Mike Napoli. Napoli was essential to the Texas Rangers win in game 5.
The St. Louis Cardinals lead the game early with a 2-0 lead in the second inning, with back to back hits from Yadier Molina, and Skip Schumaker. The Cardinals did not score after the second and the Rangers were able to tie the game in the sixth with a homer from Adrian Beltre. In the eighth Napoli hit a tiebreaker that brought home two runners. Napoli seals the game in the ninth when he chases after a pitch that got away from him and gets the out on Lance Berkman. The Rangers broke their tie with the Cardinals in the series, and now lead 3-2.
The Texas Rangers are now one game away from winning the World Series. They will get a chance to do that when they go back to St. Louis on Wednesday for game 6.