Rangers' bullpen shines in opener

Alexi Ogando, Mike Adams and Joe Nathan combine for final nine outs in win

Updated: April 6, 2012, 10:10 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- No one needs to remind Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington or his players about the importance of closing out games.

They got a firsthand dose of it in Game 6 of the World Series. And to their credit, after a month or more of stewing about it and pondering the "what ifs," they put it behind them and moved on.

But if they want to get back to the World Series and win it this time, it won't be just the versatile offense or deep starting pitching that gets them there. ...

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