World Series Game 5 Live Blog: Cardinals vs. Rangers Updates, Analysis, Results

Matt TruebloodSenior Analyst IOctober 24, 2011

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 19: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals is intentionally walked by C.J. Wilson #36 of the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the fifth inning during Game One of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 19, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The St. Louis Cardinals are built to bludgeon left-handed pitching into oblivion, but in Game 4 of the World Series Sunday, Texas Rangers southpaw Derek Holland proved that is not the immutable fate of all lefties who face Albert Pujols' gang.

Tonight, C.J. Wilson will try to build on his teammate's success and give the Rangers a crucial 3-2 edge as the two teams head for St. Louis.

Chris Carpenter counters for the Cardinals, with considerably more momentum coming into this contest. Whereas Wilson has been flat and has struggled with command this month, Carpenter has three critical and impressive starts already this postseason.

The Cardinals are angling for happy flight. The Rangers are protecting their home turf, something they do as well as any team in baseball.

It's ace versus ace, Pujols versus Hamilton, and on and on.

Stay here for updates, analysis and commentary on all the action.