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Play by play of Friday’s seventh and deciding game in Major League Baseball’s World Series.


The Major League Baseball season has come down to one last game: Game Seven of the World Series, between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers at a packed Busch Stadium.

This is what the rival managers said just before the game.

Tony La Russa (Cardinals): “Whoever is not nervous should not participate because that means you don’t care. Nervous is good. Here is the final piece, you participate in a Game Seven, that’s as good as it gets. I plan to enjoy the hell out of it.”

Ron Washingon (Rangers): “Well, if Tony is nervous, then how can Ron Washington not be nervous? I wanted to make them (Rangers players) understand that the prize that we’re trying to get is still in front of us, and this series started off seven games. Two teams, very equal are playing, we’ve got seven games, so we’ll bounce back.”

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Starting Lineups:

Texas: 1. Ian Kinsler (2B), 2. Elvis Andrus (SS), 3. Josh Hamilton (CF), 4. Michael Young (1B), 5. Adrian Beltre (3B), 6. Nelson Cruz (RF), 7. Mike Napoli (C), 8. David Murphy (LF), 9. Matt Harrison P.

St. Louis: 1. Ryan Theriot (2B), 2. Allen Craig (LF), 3. Albert Pujols (1B), 4. Lance Berkman (RF), 5. David Freese (3B), 6. Yadier Molina (C), 7. Rafael Furcal (SS), 8. Skip Schumaker (CF), 9. Chris Carpenter (P)

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