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World Series 2011 Game 4: Texas Rangers Even Series With St. Louis Cardinals, Winning 4-0 Behind Derek Holland

After allowing 16 runs in a Game three loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Texas Rangers needed an impressive pitching performance to even up the 2011 World Series. In the key Game 4 match-up, Derek Holland delivered everything the Rangers needed, as the lefty pitched eight shutout innings to lead the Rangers to the 4-0 victory. Holland had the Cardinals lineup guessing throughout the game, allowing only two hits over 8 1/3 innings, before turning the ball over to Neftali Feliz for the final two outs.

Despite the performance from Holland, this game was still close until the sixth inning, when Mike Napoli delivered a three-run homer off of Mitchell Boggs to give the Rangers a comfortable 4-0 lead. With Holland on the mound, the four runs were more than enough to ensure that this series will return to Busch Stadium. Following his historic offensive display in Game 3, Albert Pujols went 0 for 4 in the loss.

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