Matt Harrison took a no-hit bid into the seventh and went eight innings for his career-high 15th victory and Adrian Beltre hit for the cycle for the Texas Rangers in an 8-0 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Ian Kinsler hit a winning RBI single with one out in the 13th inning and the AL West-leading Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Sunday night after tying the game with three unearned runs in the ninth.
Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game. Facing the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers outfielder hit two-run homers in the first, third and seventh innings and added a solo shot in the eighth to tie the major league record. He also doubled in the fifth.
UPDATED 6:23 A.M. In 11 major league seasons, mostly with Minnesota, Joe Nathan is 49-23 with 261 saves and a 2.87 ERA in 581 games. To make room, the two-time American League champion Texas Rangers are moving closer Neftali Feliz to the starting rotation.
THREE VIDEOS: Bottom of article Whatever happens in tonight's season-ending Game 7, whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers win, they'll have a hard time topping Thursday night's World Series game.
David Freese homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals forced the World Series to a Game 7 by rallying from two-run deficits against the Texas Rangers in the 9th and 10th on Thursday night.
Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 on Monday night and take a 3-2 World Series lead.
Nelson Cruz had one more big blast, Michael Young caught the final out long after hitting a pair of doubles in one of the highest-scoring postseason innings ever and the Rangers became the American League's first repeat champion in a decade.
VIDEO: Scroll to end of article Nelson Cruz set a postseason record with his sixth home run of the series, Michael Young hit a pair of two-run doubles in a nine-run third inning, and the Rangers romped to a 15-5 win Saturday night that won the AL pennant in six games.
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