Mitch Moreland moonshot cuts lead in half

ARLINGTON, Texas – Maybe Mitch Moreland was due.

Moreland, the Texas Rangers’ best bat during last season’s World Series, was hitting .087 this postseason before he turned on a 2-0 sinker from Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. An estimated 424 feet later, St. Louis’ lead was cut in half.

Moreland’s homer landed several rows deep in the second deck of the home run porch in right field. It was his second homer and only third hit in 24 at-bats this postseason.

Cardinals 2, Rangers 1 after three innings.