Albert Pujols takes over No. 1 spot

We don't know what that Game 5 hit-and-run situation was about. Or his 0-for-4 performance in Game 4. But Albert Pujols' Game 3 hitting clinic was quite possibly the best offensive performance in World Series history, and that was enough for our panel to name him No. 1 in this week's Cross-Sport Power Ranking.

The Cardinals' first baseman became just the third player in history with three long balls in a World Series game and the second to register five hits. Despite St. Louis losses in Games 4 and 5, this is an individual player ranking and Pujols stole the show.

Strangely enough, the athlete taking the second spot this week is Derek Holland -- the young Rangers lefty who shut down the seemingly unstoppable Pujols in Game 4.

Did Holland deserve the No. 1 nod over Pujols? What about Mike Napoli, whose two-run double was the difference in a nail-biting Game 5 Rangers win? Check out the full ranking below and vent your concerns in the comments section.

Our all-star panel: John Buccigross, Robert Flores, DJ Gallo, Jim Basquil, Kevin Connors, Will Selva, Jeff MacGregor and Trey Wingo.

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