St. Louis, Mo. —
For the Texas Rangers, it was well-worth the wait - again.
Ian Kinsler singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning after the Rangers knocked 10-game winner Adam Wainwright out of the game, and Texas completed a soggy, three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 2-1 victory Sunday night.
“It says a lot when you sweep a team that’s that talented, so I think that’s definitely a boost,” said seventh-place hitter David Murphy, whose double kick-started the rally. “We had a lot of fun, we played with energy and we did exactly what we wanted to.”
Wainwright (10-5) was upset when he was pulled after 105 pitches and was still hot about it after the game.
Manager Mike Matheny said Wainwright, the third hitter due up in the bottom of the seventh, was going to come out then, anyway, and he thought the right-hander had labored a bit.
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