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Rangers take unusual pitching approach

Texas is rare Series team to ride unpredictable rotation backed by dominant bullpen

Updated: October 17, 2011, 12:38 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- No Cliff Lee, no problem.

Yet as the Texas Rangers celebrated a second straight American League championship on their home field late into a perfect Saturday night, such a flippant statement cannot be made if we're keeping things real.

Lee's brilliance in the divisional and league championship series a year ago propelled the Rangers. Even when he wasn't pitching, he applied enormous pressure on the opponent, looming over the two AL series as the ultimate elimination ...

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