Scouting report: Orioles at Rangers (AL wild card)
Dan Connolly breaks down each aspect of tonight's American League wild-card playoff between the Orioles and Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.
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Matchup: Intangibles( October 4, 2012 )
Rangers: The old baseball adage is that there is no substitute for playoff experience. We'll see. Because this is a deeply talented and deeply experienced Rangers team. And it is playing at home, where it won 50 of 81 games this season. But Texas has lost momentum with its late-season collapse.
Orioles: The sum-of-its-parts club, as Showalter likes to describe the team, has been riding hard-to-explain mojo all season. This team keeps overcoming adversity to win. Perhaps its greatest strength is not getting too high or low. And that should help in what has to be considered a tough assignment on Friday.