Rangers starter Derek Holland pitched the game of a lifetime as the Texas Rangers shutout the St. Louis Cardinal 4-0 to win game 4 of the Fall Classic and even the series at 2.
The Rangers got the scoring started early when Elvis Andrus scored from first on a Josh Hamilton double. It remained a 1-0 game until the 6th inning when Mike Napoli launched a 3-run home run into the left field seats to give the Rangers a 4-0 lead. That was all the offense the Rangers would need.
Right before he took the mound to start the game, Derek Holland received a motivational speech from Washington on the dugout steps. Whatever Washington said worked as Holland pitched 8.1 innings, allowing only 2 hits. Neftali Feliz came in to record the final two outs of the shutout.
The Texas victory ensures that the series will return to St. Louis for a game 6 Wednesday night. Game 5 will be Monday night in Texas.