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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Rangers 'pen embraces zero tolerance

By Jim Reeves

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Zeroes.

That's how Mike Adams sees it. Perfectly round, fat zeroes.

It's as if the Rangers' bullpen is suddenly full of those street-corner newspaper hawkers of yesteryear.

"Goose eggs! Get your goose eggs right here! Get 'em while they're hot."

Everybody in the Texas 'pen is producing 'em. Nobody on the other team wants anything to do with them.

Go ahead, give Nelson Cruz his due for his walk-off grand slam; he deserves it. But any in-depth analysis of how the Texas Rangers won Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, 7-3 in 11 innings Monday at The Ballpark in Arlington, will come to one very simple conclusion: The bullpen won this one.

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