Branden Grace delivered two big shots in gathering darkness Saturday that kept the International team within one point of the Americans going into a final day at the Presidents Cup.
With four MLB playoff games packed into one Friday, there were plenty of standout performances. When the dust settled, two NL pitchers stood out.
Hanser Alberto made a key error that cost the Rangers a two-run lead. Oh, but Adrian Beltre's fill-in made up for it with an RBI single in the 14th.
Replacing the injured Adrian Beltre, Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th, sending Texas to a 2-0 lead in the ALDS.
Stumped on a trivia question about the postseason? Try John Lackey's name, and you'll often be right. On Friday night against the Cubs, the Cardinals right-hander showed why that's the case.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista took aim at Major League Baseball's replay system Friday after a critical call that went against the Blue Jays.
Rangers' road wins doom Blue Jays
It's a foregone conclusion that any team up 2-0 is more likely to win in a best-of-five series. To no one's surprise, teams have fared very well when they take the first two games on the road. Will Texas continue that pattern, or will Toronto rally?
Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com
Hanser Alberto on his game-winning 14th inning hit following his error many innings earlier: "That was very, very special. Because I came from making an error that cost us a couple runs. And then I went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. It was like, Wow, this is a good time to do something good."
Backup infielder Hanser Alberto singled home the go-ahead run in the 14th inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 on Friday for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five ALDS.
The Blue Jays are expected to be without reliever Brett Cecil for the rest of the postseason after he tore a left calf muscle during Friday's Game 2 loss to the Rangers in the ALDS.
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No. 3 Baylor is still a 45-point favorite, making Kansas the biggest home underdog in history of Big 12 conference play. The Bears have been on the other end of that line before.
Game 2 of the ALDS put Hanser Alberto and Keone Kela in the company of some baseball legends. We explain some of the bizarre stats in an amazing win.
While Blue Jays fans might have blamed the umpires for their team's 14-inning loss, the Rangers bullpen and some unexpected heroes won the game.
Odor still friendly with home plate
Rougned Odor's acrobatic slide evaded catcher Russell Martin's tag to score a run for the Rangers in Game 2 of the ALDS. He had already scored three times in Game 1. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery
Guns up on the recruiting trail
The Red Raiders have gained a bit of momentum on the field this season, and they're starting to see the dividends. They received a commitment from a four-star 2017 prospect this week. Who is he? Find out in the weekly commitment roundup
Celebration on the road
The Rangers' Sam Dyson and Robinson Chirinos celebrate after a 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS. See the best images from the series. Full ALDS photo gallery
Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com
The game didn't start that well for rookie Hanser Alberto but it ended very well. Playing in place of injured Adrian Beltre, he made an error in the second inning that led to two unearned runs and tied the game. But he hung in there and singled home the winning run in the 14th inning of the Rangers 6-4 Game 2 victory. Texas returns home with 2-0 lead in series.
Rangers take 2-0 lead back to Texas
It took 14 innings, but the Rangers will head home up 2 games against the Blue Jays in the ALDS. Rougned Odor scored the go-ahead run on a Hanser Alberto RBI single. Box score
Rangers come through in the 14th
Rougned Odor and Chris Gimenez came around to score for Texas and broke the 4-4 tie. The Blue Jays will bat in the bottom of the 14th, behind 2 runs, looking to avoid going down 2-0 in the ALDS. Follow live