Rangers Go Out With A Whisper


Rangers lose to Orioles 5-1.

Well, it's a tough night tonight for Rangers fans. After losing 8 of their last 10 games, not sure what the Rangers thought they could do with that. With bases loaded at the Bottom of the 9th, Murphy had a chance to tie the game, but was denied. 

A team that went to the World Series two straight years is finished and a team that finished in last place the past two seasons while losing 189 games is advancing to the American League Division Series.

The Rangers, despite the best efforts of starter Yu Darvish, had their season come to an end when they lost to the Orioles, 5-1, in the AL Wild Card game at the Ballpark in Arlington on Friday night.

Darvish went 6 2/3 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits. He struck out seven and did not walk a batter.

Led by a solid start from veteran Joe Saunders, Orioles manager Buck Showalter's crew continued to do what they have done all season: defy their critics. Saunders rebuked an abysmal record in Arlington and the Orioles manufactured a trio of runs off Yu Darvish to stun the Rangers in a win-or-go-home showdown. The victory, in front of 46,931 -- the largest crowd the Orioles have played in front of all season -- gives Baltimore its first playoff win since Oct. 13, 1997, against Cleveland and made the O's storybook season that much sweeter.

We here at MVPTexas.com congratulate the Baltimore Orioles for their win and we thank the Texas Rangers for a great season and wish them luck next season.
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