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Nick Punto, unsung hero in Game 1

He didn't drive in a run, but ex-Twin Nick Punto was certainly a factor in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over Texas Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series.
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He didn't drive in a run, but ex-Twin Nick Punto was certainly a factor in the Cardinals' 3-2 win over Texas Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series.

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