Punto, Cards self-destruct in Game 5

A frustrating game for ex-Twin Nick Punto last night. He stranded three runners in scoring position in the Cardinals' 4-2 Game 5 World Series loss to Texas. The Rangers are one win away from their first world title.
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A frustrating game for ex-Twin Nick Punto last night. He stranded three runners in scoring position in the Cardinals' 4-2 Game 5 World Series loss to Texas. The Rangers are one win away from their first world title.

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