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Rangers need Holland in top form

Pitching will be key if Texas is to make third consecutive World Series run

Updated: July 14, 2012, 3:52 AM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- Texas Rangers veteran Michael Young knows his baseball history. And historically speaking, making three consecutive World Series appearances isn't easy, no matter how good a team is.

That feat has happened only once in the past 34 years. The Yankees went to four consecutive World Series from 1998 through 2001.

"I know how difficult it is to get to that final level,'' Young said Friday. "One play here and one pitch there and any series can shift very easily. We don't take ...

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