Cardinals errors result in two runs in Game 6

Cardinals errors result in two runs in Game 6

Credit: AP

St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday and Rafael Furcal (15) can't come up with a ball hit by Texas Rangers' Nelson Cruz during the fourth inning of Game 6 of baseball's World Series Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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by BaseballStL

BaseballStL

Posted on October 28, 2011 at 12:29 AM

(BaseballStL) -- The St. Louis Cardinals defense committed three errors in Game 6 that resulted in two runs for the Texas Rangers. 

Matt Holliday and Fernando Salas each committed an error in the top of the 4th inning. 

Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz was safe at second after hitting a fly ball to left field that was dropped by Holliday to begin the 4th inning.  Cruz would score the go-ahead run on a double by Mike Napoli to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead.  Salas’ throwing error to second base on a sacrifice bunt attempt did not result in a run for the Rangers.

David Freese also committed an error to start the 5th inning after dropping a routine pop fly near third base that allowed Josh Hamilton to be safe at first.  Hamilton would score the go-ahead run at the time from first on a double by Michael Young to give back Rangers back the lead 4-3.

The Cardinals committed the fourth most errors (116) in the league during the regular season.
 

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