Game 6 of the 2011 World Series took a lot out of the players, managers and even the fans watching at home as the St. Louis Cardinals staved off elimination and came back to force Game 7 with a 10-9 win over the Texas Rangers in 11 innings. With one game left, though, several players are walking wounded with injuries sustained in Thursday night's game.
On the Rangers side, Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli were both injured on Thursday night. Napoli rolled his ankle pretty severely sliding into second base, but was able to finish the game. Nelson Cruz strained his groin late in the Rangers' 11-inning loss to the Cardinals. The latest comes from Brent Gambill.
#Rangers announce Nelson Cruz strained right groin is day to day. Mike Napoli had x-rays on right ankle. They were negative #WorldSeries
For the Cardinals, Matt Holliday injured his right pinky in the win. It's unclear whether the injury will affect his status for Game 7.
Holliday says he thinks he can play in Game 7. Left park with right pinky in a splint and taped, though.
Cruz may be the most questionable for Friday's game with his strained right groin, though Holliday's injury seems problematic, as well. For all three, it may be a situation where they see how they feel on Friday morning and are evaluated again shortly before the game gets underway. But with one game to go and the World Series on the line, one would have to expect all three will fight to be on the field on Friday night.