Rangers mess with bullpen, get horns

Manager Ron Washington paints club into corner with use of relievers in Game 3 loss

Updated: October 10, 2010, 2:42 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington said confidently before Game 3 of the American League Division Series that if his team and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays both brought their A-games, he'd take his Texas Rangers every time.

But what if the manager doesn't bring his A-game?

Hampered by not having the injured Frank Francisco for the eighth inning and a roster decision to keep a pinch runner for the ALDS instead of an extra pitcher, Washington managed himself into a jam late ...

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