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June 21, 2013

Memories of 2011 sting as Rangers visit St. Louis

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McClelland said his World Series championship ring is hidden in a safe place. He hasn't worn it around his Rangers teammates, but said he and Berkman, the best Cardinals hitter in that World Series, "take some jabs here and there, obviously all in fun."

With first baseman Mitch Moreland coming off the disabled list Friday and no designated hitter in the National League city, Berkman isn't likely to see much action in his return to St. Louis, where he was limited to 32 games last season after two knee operations before becoming the primary DH in Texas.

Berkman's new teammates hadn't forgotten 2011 when he joined them in Arizona this spring.

"As soon as he got here, that was the first joke," Andrus said with a smile. "OK, we still kind of hate him for that series."

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