Rangers swing, miss in Game 1 of ALDS

Texas bats better wake up after being silenced by Tampa Bay's rookie starter

Updated: September 30, 2011, 10:48 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- By far the best play by anyone in a red Texas Rangers jersey Friday came when an intrepid fan on Greene's Hill made a running catch of Kelly Shoppach's second-inning home run to dead center field, then without hesitation whirled and fired it back to the infield.

Sign that man to a contract and let's see if he can hit; nobody else in a Rangers jersey could in a punishing 9-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of the American League Division Series at Rangers Ballpark ...

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