Rangers paid to deliver, but haven't

To make postseason, their highest-salaried pitchers and hitters must lead way

Updated: September 14, 2013, 3:00 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- You can blame third base umpire Andy Fletcher for the most brutal of calls Friday night at Rangers Ballpark.

But he didn't cost your Texas Rangers the game or a chance to make up a game on the Oakland Athletics.

Yes, Fletcher stymied the Rangers' opportunity to tie the score or go ahead when he called Alex Rios out at third -- the final out of the eighth inning -- as the left fielder tried to go from first to third on Adrian Beltre's single to left.

Fletcher ...

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