Mike Napoli hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the eighth inning against Marc Rzepczynski, and the Texas Rangers rallied from a two-run deficit.
Just three players have tried to steal with Lohse on the mound this season. The lone player to make it was Eric Fryer – a rookie catcher for Pittsburgh.
Nearly everything had gone right for the wild-card Cardinals in the postseason — until the ninth inning Thursday.
Josh Hamilton and Michael Young hit sacrifice flies in the ninth inning to give Texas the win after Allen Craig greeted reliever Alexi Ogando with a go-ahead single for the second straight night.
“It’s been nuts,” longtime Cardinals player and announcer Mike Shannon said, so to speak. “Even in Hollywood, they wouldn’t dream up something like this.”