Just when Allen Craig was all set to be the story of the Series, Texas rallies in the ninth to win 2-1 and tie up this World Series at a game apiece. Craig had given the Cardinals the lead in the seventh by coming off the bench as a pinch-hitter and for the second straight night beating Alexi Ogando with an RBI single to right. In both instances Ogando had been brought in to get this particular hitter, and in both instances it was the right decision by Ron Washington. Ogando is a better pitcher than Craig is a hitter and it defied the odds that he would get beat two straight nights. Credit to Washington for not overmanaging the spot and keeping confidence in his pitcher.
The Series resumes Saturday with three straight games in Texas going through Monday.