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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."

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

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.

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Rangers win a game that evokes Ruth, Clemens, Mays

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.

TCU will escape with a win against Kansas State (1:19)
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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

Blue Jays in trouble, down 2-0 (0:46)

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

Prince Fielder takes a tumble (0:17)
Rangers up 2-0 after win in 14th (3:25)
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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

Cromartie on O.B.J.: 'One-year wonder' (1:50)

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


Jays, Rangers benches clear in 13th

Rangers P Keone Kela and Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson got into a heated argument after Donaldson hit a foul ball in the 13th, leading to both benches emptying. Donaldson eventually struck out, and the game is now in the 14th.

Jim Caple Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

What were Jays and Kele jawing over in the 13th? Hard to say until post-game interviews but perhaps they're all just upset they might miss their flight to Texas as we head to the 14th inning.

Edwin Encarnacion almost puts game away

After a walk to Jose Bautista, EncarnaciĆ³n hit a fly to deep center and was really close to a walk-off homer in the 13th, but Delino DeShields made the grab at the warning track. The Rangers and Blue Jays are even at 4 going to the 14th. Texas has a 1-0 lead in the ALDS. Follow live

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SMU will not appeal postseason, Brown bans

SMU will not appeal an NCAA penalty of a postseason ban or a nine-game suspension handed down to Mustangs coach Larry Brown following an investigation that resulted in academic fraud violations.