Rangers show off complete game in win

October, 13, 2011
10/13/11
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DETROIT -- Ron Washington's wife, Gerry, wanted details Wednesday night about the Texas Rangers' dramatic 7-3, 11-inning win over the Detroit Tigers.

Every one of them.

And she wasn't interested in taking no for answer, which is her right after being married to a lifelong baseball man for nearly 40 years.

Washington, sitting at his desk in the visitor's clubhouse, was talking on his cell phone and promised to call her back soon.

Finally, she relented.

"She's excited," the Rangers manager said, scarfing down a plate of grilled chicken and vegetables.

What Rangers fan isn't?

The Rangers, virtually irrelevant the entire 40 years they've been in Dallas-Fort Worth, find themselves one victory away from yet another ginger-ale-and-champagne celebration.

They're one win away from hoisting the American League championship trophy again and defending their AL pennant after an intriguing, heart-thumping win with more twists and turns than San Francisco's famed Lombard Street.

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Jean-Jacques Taylor joined ESPNDallas.com in August 2011. A native of Dallas, Taylor spent the past 20 years writing for The Dallas Morning News, where he covered high schools sports, the Texas Rangers and spent 11 seasons covering the Dallas Cowboys before becoming a general columnist in 2006.

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