World Series Game 7: Cardinals Score Another In Seventh

Going into the trade deadline, the Texas Rangers had a pretty bad bullpen. They turned a bad bullpen into a good bullpen by adding Mike Adams, Koji Uehara and Mike Gonzalez.

Funny thing about small samples, though. Small samples and relief pitchers. You can just never know, and things haven't gone the way the Rangers expected. Gonzalez hasn't pitched much. Uehara underachieved and found himself left off the World Series roster. And Adams - while good - hasn't been unhittable the way he was in San Diego, and it was Adams who just allowed the Cardinals to add to their lead in the bottom of the seventh.

Already ahead 5-2, the Cardinals struck for a sixth run when Yadier Molina singled up the middle against Adams with one out. Lance Berkman scored on the play, coming around from second base. Berkman had reached on an infield single, but overall Adams allowed three baserunners in the frame, which wasn't at all what Ron Washington was hoping for.

To make matters worse, the Rangers couldn't offer any kind of response in the top of the eighth. Facing Lance Lynn - pitching on purpose this time, hurrrrrrr - Josh Hamilton, Michael Young and Adrian Beltre all made easy outs. So to sum it all up for you, it's 6-2 Cardinals, and the Rangers have three outs between themselves and a heartbreaking end of the season.

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