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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.Share Tweet
Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planesMLB.com Oct 4, 2012Beyond the numbers and the matchups, emotion could play a huge role in Friday's Orioles-Rangers American League Wild Card Game.Share Tweet
Momentum is a myth for playoff-bound teamsCNNSI.com Oct 4, 2012The 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.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 4, 2012Baltimore Orioles veteran Joe Saunders will start Friday's American League wild-card game against the Texas Rangers, manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday.Share Tweet
A.L. Wild Card: Same Record, Vastly Different Talentnytimes.com Oct 4, 2012The Orioles and Rangers both finished with the same record to land in the American League wild-card game, but from entirely different directions.Share Tweet
How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentumdeadspin.com Oct 4, 2012The 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…Share Tweetdeadspin.com Oct 4, 2012The 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…Share Tweet
Texas benefits from Nathan's return to formMLB.com Oct 4, 2012Two 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.Share TweetESPN.com Oct 4, 2012Evan 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.Share Tweet