Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:
FIRST BASEWT: 200 lbs. HT: 6-1
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: Oct. 19, 1976
BIRTHPLACE: Covina, Calif.
Had sterling performance in Game 6 of ALCS, hitting two two-run doubles in the third inning and adding a solo homer later. Finished 7-for-28 with 7 RBIs in series. &Was 5-for-20 with no RBIs in 2010 World Series. ... Contended for AL batting title until final day. ... Had more than 200 hits for sixth time. ... Set new career-high for RBIs and hit at least 40 doubles for the third time ('05, '06). ... Recorded 2,000th hit on Aug. 7, all in a Rangers uniform. ... Made All-Star team for seventh time.