First, before everyone looks for the fault lines, here is a quote from the voice of reason, David Murphy.
"It's definitely tough, but it's one game," Murphy said. "The sign of a good team is resiliency, and they showed it tonight. We've shown it all year."
As for the cracks ...
The last blown save for Neftali Feliz came May 11 vs. Oakland. He had converted his last 20 chances.
The Rangers were just 3 of 14 with runners in scoring position. But at least they had chances.
This was the seventh time this year the Rangers have lost have leading after eight complete innings, and five of them have come at Rangers Ballpark.
Texas pitchers struck out 17 batters, one shy of the club record which was set July 25, 1989 vs, Toronto.
- Anthony Andro