Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:

-- Richard Durrett

Derek Holland Tim Heitman/US Presswire

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WT: 193 lbs. HT: 6-2
THROWS: Left
BORN: Oct. 9, 1986
BIRTHPLACE: Newark, Ohio

Allowed seven runs on 11 hits with four walks and four homers allowed in 7 1/3 innings over two ALCS starts. &In Game 2 of 2010 WS, Holland threw 13 pitches, 12 of them balls, in three straight walks. ... Had emerged as club's second-best starter down stretch. ... Found consistency, finishing the season with five quality starts in last six outings, including vs. Angels, Red Sox and Rays. ... Was 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in Sept. ... His last five decisions of the season and nine of his final 10 were wins.

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SPLITS G IP BB SO W L WHIP ERA
Career 147 819.0 259 682 51 38 1.324.23