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Albany, NY – Well a late rally lifts the Rangers...

Game 2 of the World Series last night in St. Louis - Rangers and Cardinals - pinch hitter Allen Craig gave St. Louis a 1-0 lead, when he laced a run-scoring, pinch hit single in the seventh. That remained the score heading into the ninth, but that's when the Rangers bats woke up.

Facing Cardinals closer Jason Motte, Ian Kinsler singled and stole second. Elvis Andrus then singled and took second on the throw, setting up second and third with no outs. Josh Hamilton and Michael Young followed with back-to-back sacrifice flies, and the Rangers finished off the rally, beating the Cardinals 2-1.

The Series is now even at one game apiece. The two teams travel to Texas for Game 3 tomorrow night - Kyle Lohse takes the hill for the Cardinals against the Rangers Derek Holland.

In other baseball news, Boston's David Ortiz has won this year's Roberto Clemente award, given annually to a major league player who gives back through community service and also excels on the field. Ortiz is the second straight Red Sox player to win the honor, following pitcher Tim Wakefield last year.

On the ice last night, Boston blitzed Toronto 6-2, the Rangers skated by Calgary 3-2 in OT, Washington whipped Philadelphia 5-2, Pittsburgh dumped Montreal 3-1, Tampa Bay topped the Islanders 4-1, Ottawa dropped Winnipeg 4-1, Chicago downed Colorado 3-1, Vancouver routed Nashville 5-1, Los Angeles shutout Phoenix 2-0, Buffalo blanked Florida 3-0, and Minnesota beat Edmonton 2-1 in a shootout.

In NBA news, labor talks turned nasty and broke off yesterday when three days of meetings failed to yield a deal to end a 112-day lockout, raising the likelihood that even more games will be canceled in an already fractured season. The sides remained divided over two main issues: the division of revenues and the structure of the salary cap system.

And in college football news, Michigan State's William Gholston has been suspended for Saturday's game against No. 4 Wisconsin, after he threw a punch at a Michigan player last weekend.

I'm Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.