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

Matt Harrison Jim Cowsert/US Presswire

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WT: 240 lbs. HT: 6-4
THROWS: Left
BORN: Sept. 16, 1985
BIRTHPLACE: Durham, N.C.

Gave up two runs on three hits in five innings in ALCS Game 4 start, an extra-inning win for Rangers. ... Was not on club's 2010 postseason roster. ... Came into season desperate to show he could earn a rotation spot. He kept it throughout the year, putting together a consistent effort. ... Had a career-high 14 wins and pitched more than 180 innings for the first time.

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SPLITS G IP BB SO W L WHIP ERA
Career 135 668.1 234 408 50 35 1.404.21