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World Series: Matt Kemp Gets NL Hank Aaron Award Before Game 5

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Matt Kemp receives the 2011 National League Hank Aaron Award before Game 5 of the World Series.
Matt Kemp receives the 2011 National League Hank Aaron Award before Game 5 of the World Series.

One team tonight will pull to within one game of a World Series title as the Texas Rangers play their final home game of the season, hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the World Series. On the mound we see a Game 1 rematch, with C.J. Wilson and Chris Carpenter toeing the rubber. Wilson is trying to avoid becoming the first pitcher ever to lose four games in the same postseason.

Before the game, Matt Kemp will be presented with the Hank Aaron Award as the top offensive performer in the National League in 2011. Jose Bautista will receive the American League Award.

The Rangers are 1-3 all-time in postseason game fives, and this is the first time they have ever been tied 2-2 in a best-of-seven series.

The Cardinals are 12-15 all-time in postseason game fives, including 6-9 in Game 5 of the World Series and 4-3 in Game 5 of the World Series on the road. St. Louis has been tied 2-2 in nine different World Series, and they have won seven of those series.

Cardinals Rangers
SS Furcal 2B Kinsler
RF Craig SS Andrus
1B Pujols CF Hamilton
LF Holliday DH Young
DH Berkman 3B Beltre
3B Freese RF Cruz
C Molina LF Murphy
CF Schumaker C Napoli
2B Punto 1B Moreland

Game Time: 5:05 p.m.

TV: Fox

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