Texas weathers the storm
After a pair of lengthy rain delays, Rangers' bullpen closes out Tigers in ALCS Game 1
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers played 81 home games this year with only one rainout, and hadn't endured a weather delay during a game since May 24. For much of this season, the tarpaulin at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington saw less action than backup infielder Andres Blanco.
So naturally, with 50,114 die-hards poised to watch Justin Verlander take on C.J. Wilson in the opener of the American League Championship Series, the rain came in sheets, waves and installments. ...
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