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Washington lets Hamilton issue drop

Washington lets Hamilton issue drop

MLB.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Don't expect another conversation between Rangers manager Ron Washington and center fielder Josh Hamilton concerning his error on a dropped fly ball in Wednesday's loss to Oakland that helped the A's win the American League West title.
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  • Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planes

    Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planes

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Beyond the numbers and the matchups, emotion could play a huge role in Friday's Orioles-Rangers American League Wild Card Game.
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  • Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teams

    Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teams

    CNNSI.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Rangers are limping into the postseason. The A's and Tigers couldn't be much hotter. But even with baseball's new October format, Jay Jaffe says a playoff spot is like a parking spot.
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  • Orioles tab Saunders as wild-card game starter

    Orioles tab Saunders as wild-card game starter

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Baltimore Orioles veteran Joe Saunders will start Friday's American League wild-card game against the Texas Rangers, manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday.
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  • A.L. Wild Card: Same Record, Vastly Different Talent

    A.L. Wild Card: Same Record, Vastly Different Talent

    nytimes.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Orioles and Rangers both finished with the same record to land in the American League wild-card game, but from entirely different directions.
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  • How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momen…

    How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentum

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Athletics and the Yankees clinched their respective division titles on the same day, but the paths they took to get there were very different. The A's budget freight train slammed through a Rangers squad that had sat atop the AL West for over 170 co…
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  • The 7 Stages Of A Bobby Valentine Meltdown

    The 7 Stages Of A Bobby Valentine Meltdown

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The worst part of Bobby Valentine's soon-to-be-over slow-motion train wreck with the Red Sox is its predictability. To say that Bobby Valentine has never gracefully handled a losing season would only obscure the fact that he's never gracefully handled a…
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  • Texas benefits from Nathan's return to form

    Texas benefits from Nathan's return to form

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Two years after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Joe Nathan converted 37 of 40 save opportunities this season, his first with the Rangers. He had a career-high 31 consecutive saves from April 15-Sept. 12 and made his fifth All-Star team.
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  • O's fall, will play wild-card game vs. Rangers

    O's fall, will play wild-card game vs. Rangers

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Evan Longoria homered three times and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 Wednesday, ending the Orioles' bid to force a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title.
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  • Video - Keys For Wild Card Games 02:19

    Keys For Wild Card Games

    Oct 4
    Baseball Tonight previews Cardinals at Braves and Orioles at Rangers Friday.

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