Washington Outmanages La Russa

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Back to you, St. Loo.

The Rangers are returning, hot, hopeful and all-Napped up.

A wild child of a World Series has reached an elimination point, with the Rangers now on the sweet side of that situation after the stomach-flipping tenseness of Game 5 on Monday night.

Three now famous baseball words:

Na. Po. Li.

The clutch-crazy Napster did it again with another artillery shot, this one a screaming double up the alley in right-center field, driving home two runs in the eighth inning, and the Rangers had a...

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