Texas Rangers, post season 2011

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ALCS summary

by Andrew Messenger

The Texas Rangers are in the American League Championship Series yet again and are hoping to win the series, just like they did last year.

Their history is a relatively short one compared to most teams in the League. They started in 1961 as the Washington Senators having relatively little success, losing an average of 90 games per season. In 1971, the team moved to Arlington, Texas and the Texas Rangers were born.

Throughout their history, the Rangers have had excellent hitting but mediocre pitching at best. That changed in 2010 when they went to their first World Series, losing in five games to the San Francisco Giants.

In 2011, the Rangers have found themselves in the playoffs once again.

Game One

In game one of the ALCS, the Rangers took a lead and never looked back as their bullpen was dominant, getting the team out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the fifth inning and shutting down the Tigers for a 3-2 win.

Game Two

In game two of the ALCS, the Rangers took an early 2-0 lead until the third inning when the Tigers’ Ryan Raburn hit a three-run home run, making the score 3-2. That score held until the seventh inning when Nelson Cruz smacked a home run off the left field foul pole to tie up the game. The game was tied until the 11th inning when Nelson Cruz hit a walk-off grand slam to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead in the series.

Game Three

In game three of the ALCS, the Tigers took a lead and held on to it to win 5-2, powered by homeruns from Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Miguel Cabrera. They also scored runs on a double by Cabrera and a single by Austin Jackson. The Rangers scored their only two runs on a single by Josh Hamilton and a groundout by Ian Kinsler.

In game three of the ALCS, the Tigers took a lead and held on to it to win 5-2, powered by homeruns from Victor Martinez, Jhonny Peralta and Miguel Cabrera. They also scored runs on a double by Cabrera and a single by Austin Jackson. The Rangers scored their only two runs on a single by Josh Hamilton and a groundout by Ian Kinsler.

 

Originally published: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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