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Baltimore at Texas

Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Joe Saunders pitched effectively into the sixth inning, Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and the Baltimore Orioles beat the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers 5-1 in the wild-card game playoff Friday night.

Nate McLouth scored in the first and drove in two runs after that for manager Buck Showalter's surprising Orioles, who made their first postseason appearance in 15 years.

Baltimore advances to play the New York Yankees in the best-of-five division series. Game 1 is Sunday at Camden Yards.

The Rangers, who lost the AL West crown by dropping nine of their last 13 regular-season games, are done after a game when they had Yu Darvish on the mound.

Texas loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth before David Murphy flied out.

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Standings
TeamStandingsWLPct.GBL 10Strk
Baltimore2nd AL East5351.51067-3 L 1
Texas3rd AL West5153.49086-4 W 1
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs Jeremy Hellickson
PlayerABHHRBBSOAVG
McLouth52001.400
Davis135006.385
Betemit155004.333
Jones268313.308
Wieters164041.250
 
BATTER VS. PITCHER (Career)
vs A.J. Griffin
PlayerABHHRBBSOAVG
Cruz21000.500
Hamilton31001.333
Beltre300000
Darvish000000
Dempster000000
 

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Game Odds
AwayLineHomeLine
Baltimore 170 Texas -180
Injuries
Baltimore
PlayerInjury
J. GarciaShoulder
S. PearceOblique
C. TillmanAnkle
M. WrightCalf
Texas
PlayerInjury
K. BlanksAchilles
L. BonillaElbow
R. ChirinosShoulder
C. CorporanThumb
Y. DarvishElbow
D. HollandShoulder
J. ProfarShoulder
A. RichardsonBack
T. ScheppersKnee
N. TepeschElbow
 
Series Game Log
DateatResult/TimeWinnerLoser
Apr 10TEXHOU 5-1McHugh Holland 
Apr 11TEXTEX 6-2Gallardo Hernandez 
Apr 12TEXHOU 6-4Harris Verrett 
May 4HOUTEX 2-1Kela Qualls 
May 5HOUTEX 7-1Rodriguez Feldman 
May 6HOUTEX 11-3Lewis Deduno 
Jul 17HOUHOU 3-2McHugh Perez 
Jul 18HOUTEX 7-6Lewis Feldman 
Jul 19HOUHOU 10-0Keuchel Gallardo 
Aug 3TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Aug 4TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Aug 5TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Sep 14TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Sep 15TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Sep 16TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Sep 17TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Sep 25HOU 8:10 PM EDT  
Sep 26HOU 7:10 PM EDT  
Sep 27HOU 2:10 PM EDT