The 2011 World Series is now a best-of-five after the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers split the first two games at Busch Stadium. After dropping the series opener 3-2 on Wednesday, the Rangers evened the best-of-seven matchup at a game apiece with a 2-1 win in Game Two on Thursday. Texas tallied twice in the ninth inning to rally for a 2-1 win. The series now shifts to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for the next three games, with Game Three Saturday night at 8:05 p.m. Eastern.
Matt Harrison is slated to take the ball for Texas, while St. Louis counters with Kyle Lohse. Pitching has dominated the series thus far, with neither team recording more than six hits in a game and just eight combined runs over the first two contests. Offense could be more of a factor over the next three games in more hitter-friendly Rangers Ballpark and warmer weather in Texas. The Rangers will host Game Four on Sunday and Game Five Monday before the series shifts back to St. Louis for the potential final two games.