10/9/2015 | Rangers' total team effort provides ALDS lead
In the dugout, the Texas Rangers looked at one another and shrugged. Surprised? Absolutely not. If a single moment could sum up an entire season, this would be it.
10/9/2015 | Texas 'pen blanks Jays, setting stage for win
Jake Diekman wanted the ball. Two multi-inning performances in less than 24 hours didn't matter to him. The Rangers' left-hander wanted to silence the boisterous sellout crowd at Rogers Centre again, and he did, in a 6-4 Rangers win against the Blue Jays on Friday in Game 2 of the best-of-five American League Division Series that gave Texas a 2-0 series lead.
10/9/2015 | Rangers seek sweep in Game 3 against Blue Jays
The American League Division Series between the Rangers and Blue Jays has gone from wired to weird to flat-out wild, and Texas can pull off a stunning sweep with a win in Game 3 on Sunday at Globe Life Park.
10/9/2015 | Alberto relishes role of unlikely Game 2 hero
Hanser Alberto was the one who wasn't supposed to leave the bench for the entire postseason, but there he was in the 14th inning, ruining a sellout crowd's afternoon with a single that helped give the Rangers a 6-4 victory over the Blue Jays.
10/9/2015 | Benches clear, but reason remains unclear
Tensions were running high when the Blue Jays and Rangers got into a benches-clearing altercation in Game 2 of the American League Division Series, but even after the final outcome was decided, the exact nature of the dispute remained unclear.
10/9/2015 | Hamels grinds out 7 innings vs. Blue Jays
The Cole Hamels winning streak continued on Friday, even though he was out of the game when the Rangers finally won Game 2 of the best-of-five American League Division Series in the 14th inning.
10/9/2015 | Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 2: DYK?
It took four hours and 57 minutes, but the Rangers finally topped the Blue Jays on Friday in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. The 6-4 victory in 14 innings allows Texas to leave Toronto with a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
10/9/2015 | Rangers top Jays in 14 for 2-0 ALDS lead
The Rangers got four straight hits with two outs in the 14th inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays on Friday at Rogers Centre. The best-of-five American League Division Series heads to Arlington with Texas up 2-0.
10/9/2015 | 14th-inning sequence is Blue Jays' undoing
The Blue Jays have been pushed to the brink of elimination by the Rangers in the ALDS, and the inning that started it all seemed harmless before devolving into frustration in the 14th inning.
10/9/2015 | Colabello's heads-up play ends Rangers' threat
bIf any skeptics on the baseball landscape looked at the lineups for Game 2 of the American League Division Series, saw Chris Colabello's name in the six-hole for the Toronto Blue Jays, and doubted that a 31-year-old journeyman hitter would be ready to play in such an important game, well, they should have known something.
10/9/2015 | Lucas, Gallo join Rangers as roster backups
Ed Lucas was having lunch with friends in Scottsdale, Ariz. Joey Gallo was watching the game in Surprise, but he missed the part where Adrian Beltre went down with a strained lower back in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
10/9/2015 | Roof closed at Rogers Centre for Game 2
The roof is closed at Rogers Centre for Game 2 of the American League Division Series between the Blue Jays and Rangers this afternoon.
10/9/2015 | Odor doing 'special things' to lead Rangers
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor put together two excellent baserunning plays to manufacture a run in the second inning off Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman in Texas' 6-4, 14-inning Game 2 win in the best-of-five American League Division Series on Friday. The Rangers now lead the series, two games to none.
10/9/2015 | Rangers to turn to confident Perez in Game 3
The matchups suggest a challenge for Rangers starter Martin Perez against the Blue Jays on Sunday night in Game 3 (7 p.m. CT, FOX Sports 1/Sportsnet) of the best-of-five American League Division Series at Globe Life Park.
10/9/2015 | Beltre unsure if he will play in Game 3
Rangers injured third baseman Adrian Beltre tried to get into the game on Friday even though he didn't start because of a strained lower back.
10/9/2015 | Beltre out; Donaldson, Bautista in lineup
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who strained his lower back in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, is not in the Rangers' starting lineup for today's Game 2. For Toronto, sluggers Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista, who had injury scares and left Game 1 early, are in the lineup, batting second and third, respectively.
10/9/2015 | Rangers set up to stun Blue Jays in ALDS
Suddenly, the pressure shifts to the Toronto Blue Jays. Not in a small way, either. That's the thing about a short series. Every little thing is magnified. One bad pitch or one poor at-bat can turn the whole thing on its head.
10/9/2015 | Statcast breaks down Marisnick's great catch
The Astros topped the Royals, 5-2, in Game 1 of the late ALDS matchup and Statcast™ tracked Houston's two home runs, as well as the highlight-reel catch, to provide an in-depth look at each of the game-changing plays. The other ALDS matchup also kept Statcast™ busy earlier in the day, with the player-tracking technology breaking down two more home runs and a mad dash to the plate in the Rangers' 5-3 Game 1 win over the Blue Jays.
10/8/2015 | Rangers go for 2-0 ALDS lead behind Hamels
The Texas Rangers have the chance to be international robber barons, stealing two games across the border and heading back to Arlington to claim the bigger treasure over the weekend. The Toronto Blue Jays might have just encountered the only real speed bump of a postseason joyride that will now unfold exactly as predicted by the club's gargantuan in-season run differential.
10/8/2015 | Depth could be tested for Blue Jays, Rangers
They entered this American League Division Series as elite third basemen, prodigious hitters and true team leaders. But Adrian Beltre of the Rangers and Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays also both exited Game 1 because of injuries.
10/8/2015 | Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS Game 1: DYK?
The Rangers went into a raucous Rogers Centre and beat the Blue Jays, 5-3, on Thursday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
10/8/2015 | Rangers execute Banister's pitching plan
With his bullpen fully rested, Rangers manager Jeff Banister was able to go with his favorite pitching blueprint to take Game 1 away from the Blue Jays with a 5-3 victory on Thursday afternoon.
10/8/2015 | Eventful Game 1 for Odor includes home run
Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor won't soon forget his first Major League postseason experience.
10/8/2015 | Rangers beat Price in TOR; 3 sluggers hurt
Led by a homer and three runs scored from Rougned Odor, the Rangers changed the outlook of the American League Division Series on Thursday by besting Blue Jays ace David Price at Rogers Centre in a 5-3 Game 1 win.
10/8/2015 | Beltre could miss Game 2 with back strain
The Rangers could be without third baseman Adrian Beltre for Game 2 of the best-of-five American League Division Series and possibly longer after he left Game 1 with a strained lower back on Thursday.
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