Jaime Garcia got into trouble for the first time by walking Texas leadoff man Ian Kinsler. But he got Elvis Andrus to hit a lazy pop fly to right field and then got Josh Hamilton to sky a ball to medium left field. Hamilton just doesn't look good with a reported groin injury and I am surprised that the Rangers let him to continue to bat in the middle of the order.
Michael Young hit a two-out single to centerfield that was one step beyong the reach of Jon Jay. It was the first hit of the game for Texas. Andrian Beltre with two outs hit a foul ball that hit Kinsler leading off from third in a scary moment. The ball hit Kinsler in the shoulder, just missing his head. But he was able to laugh it off.
After falling behind Beltre 3-1, Garcia rallied back to strike him out and end the Rangers threat.
Rangers 0, Cardinals 0.
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