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
Baltimore3rd AL East2521.5432 ½ 3-7 L 5
Texas2nd AL West2425.49095-5 L 4
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
D. AlvarezElbow
Z. BrittonForearm
B. BundyUndisclosed
A. CastellanosHamstring
M. ChoiceUndisclosed
N. DelgadoUndisclosed
R. FlahertyShoulder
H. HarveyElbow
C. JohnsonForearm
B. KlineElbow
S. McGoughUndisclosed
C. MullinsHamstring
A. PerezKnee
J. ReyesFinger
A. SantanderElbow
Texas
PlayerInjury
H. AlbertoShoulder
A. BeltreCalf
A. BostickHand
P. CantwellUndisclosed
J. DiekmanAbdomen
P. FielderNeck
C. GomezHamstring
C. GonzalezElbow
A. GriffinSide
C. HamelsOblique
A. IbanezUndisclosed
J. JonesElbow
J. LeclercFinger
B. MartinBack
W. MiddlebrooksHand
J. PalumboElbow
T. RossShoulder
A. SampsonElbow
T. ScheppersUndisclosed
 
Series Game Log
DateatResult/TimeWinnerLoser
May 26TORTOR 7-6Loup Griffin 
May 27TOR 1:07 PM EDT  
May 28TOR 1:07 PM EDT  
Jun 19TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Jun 20TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Jun 21TEX 8:05 PM EDT  
Jun 22TEX 2:05 PM EDT