Rangers Win Game 5 Thanks to Two-Run Double by Mike Napoli, Lead Series 3-2

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POSTED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:45pm

UPDATED: Monday, October 24, 2011 - 10:47pm

The Texas Rangers are one win away from history, one win away from their first ever World Series Title.  Adrian Beltre belted a solo home run to tie the game at 2, then Mike Napoli hit a two-run double for a 4-2 lead.  Neftali Feliz came on and closed it out, getting an electrifying strike out, throw out in the 9th. 

Mike Napoli said after the game, "I was just trying to get something to the outfield, get a sac fly, get that run across, but i got a pitch i can handle over the plate and put it in the gap."  Adrian Beltre know it will be a tough road for their first title.  "It's not going to be easy, we know that, they have a good ballclub, but it's better to go there and try to win one game than win two games, so hoepfully we can get it done, the weather will be a factor, but we have a good ballclub and we believe we can do it."

Game 6 is Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, 6:05pm start.  Rangers' Colby Lewis is likely to face Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia. The weather forecast in St. Louis is daunting, calling for rain and temperatures around 50.

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