Jaime García doesn't figure to be long for Game 6.
He opened the contest by issuing a walk and consecutive singles, the second of which plated the contest's first run. García did recover nicely, striking out Michael Young and Adrian Beltre before getting Nelson Cruz on a fielder's choice to escape the inning.
But then, Providence. Colby Lewis tried to lay down a sacrifice bunt. Lewis did get the bunt down, but a charging David Freese fielded it quickly, spun and threw to third base to force Napoli, and Rafael Furcal relayed to first base in time to get Lewis for a 5-6-3 double play.
García wasn't out of it yet, though. As he had so many times already, García left a fastball over the plate, this time to Ian Kinsler, who drove a one-hopper over the fence for an automatic double, good enough to score Gentry and tie the game.
It finally ended when García induced a nifty line drive that Lance Berkman was able to snare in right field for the third out. And heading into the bottom of the second inning, the score is Cardinals 2, Rangers 2.
Jaime García has thrown 49 pitches already. If he's still around in the fifth, it'll be an upset.