Was that dramatic enough for you?
Neftali Feliz had pitched brilliantly in this postseason, giving up just one run in 10⅓ innings.
And, on to protect a 7-5 lead, Feliz began the ninth inning of Game 6 brilliantly, overpowering leadoff man Ryan Theriot with high heat.
But then, Albert Pujols. He hadn't hit safely since Game 3, but this time Pujols drove one of Feliz's fastballs into the gap in left-center for a double.
Then, Lance Berkman. And Feliz's control deserted him, as it has a few times this month; he walked Berkman on four pitches.
Allen Craig, in the game only because Matt Holliday hurt himself while getting picked off third base back in the sixth, put up a fight but finally struck out looking on a hanging slider that arced through the heart of the strike zone.
Two outs. One out away from the first championship in the 51-year history of the Texas Rangers franchise.
Two strikes. One strike away from the first championship in the 51-year history of the Texas Rangers franchise.
Except David Freese drove Feliz's next fastball on a line to right field and Nelson Cruz really didn't get a good read on the ball and it cleared his glove by maybe one country foot and Pujols and Berkman both scored with ease and the game was tied and the City of St. Louis had its Miracle.
Feliz did get his third out, so we're on to the 10th inning: Cardinals 7, Rangers 7.