David Freese just missed a pitch and flied out to left. Yadier Molina hit an easy ball to second base and the inning seemed like it would go quickly. But Nick Punto grounded a hit to right field and then starting pitcher Jaime Garcia drew a five pitch walk to put two on with two out.
Rafael Furcal hit a hard grounder up the middle and Elvis Andrus earned a gold star in the scorebook for a diving stop behind second base and a flip to Ian Kinsler who caught the ball on the move just a step in front of Garcia to keep the game a scoreless tie.
Rangers 0, Cardinals 0.