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Back to Main MenuCelebrationsFraud PreventionManage Your AdPlace an AdView full sizeCharlie Riedel, Associated PressAdrian Beltre (left) is welcomed at the Rangers’ dugout after scoring on Mike Napoli’s two run double in the eighth inning Monday evening. The Rangers are one game from the World Series title after the 4 2 victory.ARLINGTON, Texas The Rangers spent most of their time Monday night intentionally walking almost every Cardinal they saw. When it came time to move their feet at a brisker pace, they were more than ready.Mike Napoli hit a two run double in the eighth inning as the Rangers beat St. Louis, 4 2, in Game 5 of the World Series. The Rangers lead the series, 3 2, and can win their first title in franchise history Wednesday night in Game 6 when right hander Colby Lewis faces Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia at Busch Stadium.Texas pitchers tied a World Series record with four intentional walks, three to dangerous Albert Pujols, to thwart potential rallies in the third, fifth and seventh innings. The Cardinals stranded 12 runners and went 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position.The win went to Darren Oliver, who pitched the eighth. Neftali Feliz pitched the ninth for his second save of the World Series and sixth of the postseason.Feliz made things interesting when he hit Allen Craig to bring Pujols to the plate. There was no walking Pujols this time. With the count 3 2, Feliz struck out Pujols on an outside fastball and Napoli threw out Craig for a double play that set the 51,459 fans at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington into delirium.The tension meter found the red zone again as Feliz walked Matt Holliday. When Feliz struck out Lance Berkman to end it the third strike went off Napoli’s shin guard and he had to sprint three fourths of the way to first to get the ball before throwing out Berkman the crowd roared for the final time this season.Michael Young, with the score tied, 2 2, started the game winning rally with a double off loser Octavio Dotel, who struck out Adrian Beltre and intentionally walked Nelson Cruz before Marc Rzepczynski relieved to face David Murphy in a lefty lefty matchup. Murphy beat out an infield single that bounced off Rzepczynski’s body to load the bases. Napoli followed with a double into the gap in right center on a 1 1 pitch.Napoli, whose three run homer in Game 4 provided the cushion for Derek Holland’s 4 0 victory, has nine RBI in the World Series and 14 in the postseason.St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said he wanted right handed closer Jason Motte to face Napoli, but there was a miscommunication with bullpen coach Derek Lilliquist Jordan Retro 10 because of the crowd noise. Lance Lynn, who wasn’t scheduled to pitch, got up instead. So when Napoli came to the plate, La Russa had no choice but to let Rzepczynski face Napoli with the bases loaded because he didn’t want Lynn to pitch.After Napoli’s double, Rzepczynski struck out Mitch Moreland Air Jordan 2010 for the second out. Once again, Air Jordan 4s La Russa wanted Motte to face Ian Kinsler. When Lynn Air Jordan CDP jogged to the mound, La Russa said, “What are you doing here?”That’s why La Russa had Lynn intentionally walk Kinsler before Motte finally found his way to the mound to end the inning.”There’s a lot of noise in this ballpark,” said La Russa. “I asked for Rzepczynski and Motte, they didn’t hear Motte. I called back and said Motte, they heard Lynn. Sometimes it gets real loud when some of the bullpens are right in the midst of the fans.”Beltre’s homer pulled Texas into a 2 2 tie with two out in the sixth, as he hit an 0 1 pitch from Chris Carpenter. He went down on one knee in his follow through as he hit the ball 388 feet into the left field seats. It was the Rangers’ second homer of the night, the first coming off the bat of Moreland in the third.Skip Schumacher followed with a grounder to Moreland, playing even with the bag. He had a chance to throw out Berkman, but fumbled the ball before stepping on first.Murphy Air Jordan 19s made up for his error by ending the second with a diving catch against Nick Punto. When Punto reached first, he tried to break his bat over his knee. He failed.