>>Cards Pound Crew To Even Series At One
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Albert Pujols led an offensive assault for St. Louis as the Cardinals dropped Milwaukee, 12-3, in Game Two of the National League Championship Series. The win evens the best-of-seven series at a game apiece. Pujols blasted a two-run homer in the first and David Freese added a solo shot in the ninth to go with his pair of RBI. Lance Lynn earned the win in relief of Edwin Jackson, who lasted just four-and-a-third frames and gave up two runs. The series shifts to Busch Stadium in St. Louis for Games Three through Five starting on Wednesday evening.
>>Cruz' Slam Leads Rangers Over Tigers In Game Two
(Arlington, TX) -- Nelson Cruz clubbed the first walk-off grand slam in postseason history in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Rangers a 7-3 victory over the Tigers in Game Two of the American League Championship Series on Monday in Arlington. Cruz also smacked a solo shot in the seventh and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre each plated a run for Texas, which took a two-games-to-none lead in the best-of-seven set. Mike Adams worked a scoreless inning of relief to register the win. Ryan Raburn's three-run homer in the third frame accounted for Detroit's only runs of the game. Ryan Perry was saddled with the loss. The series shifts to Comerica Park this evening for Game Three. Colby Lewis is slated to toe the rubber opposite Doug Fister.