Big Tommy Hunter will get the ball on Sunday night as the Texas Rangers look to equalize the World Series after four games with the San Francisco Giants.
A tied Series would be a sea change from just 24 hours earlier, when long-suffering Rangers fans had to be wondering in the back of their minds whether their team would suffer the ignominy of bowing out in four straight in their first ever Series appearance.
After giving up 20 runs in the City by the Bay in the first two games, Colby Lewis helped the Rangers stem the tide Saturday with yet another strong postseason outing. Lewis allowed only five hits in just under eight innings, with no Giants batter having more than one hit.
For the first time in the Series, the Rangers were able to hold on to an early lead thanks to Lewis. That allowed a beleaguered bullpen — raked for 11 runs in just over five innings in San Fran — to remain on the sidelines.
No one knows, probably not even Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, which Hunter will show up Sunday.
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