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Rangers finish sweep of Cardinals in rainy St. Louis

1:28 AM, Jun 24, 2013   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers withered the storm in St. Louis and did just enough damage to Adam Wainwright to take a 2-1 victory and hand the Cardinals their first series sweep of the season.

Wainwright (10-5) was handed an unlucky loss despite limiting Texas to six hits over 6 2/3 frames. He was charged with two runs, but only one earned.

A costly error on St. Louis shortstop Pete Kozma in the seventh put the go- ahead run in scoring position and Ian Kinsler's ensuing base hit gave Texas the lead for good in this series finale which saw a three-hour rain delay.

Leonys Martin drove in the tying run earlier in the seventh off Wainwright, who was aiming to become the National League's first 11-game winner.

Nick Tepesch turned in 5 2/3 frames of one-run ball on four hits for the red hot Rangers, who have won five straight and six of seven overall. Robbie Ross (4-1) recorded the last out of the sixth to pick up the win.

Kozma lined into a game-ending double-play against Joe Nathan, who earned his 25th save. St. Louis lost just its second series at home this season.

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