Orioles' magical run simply rolls on

Lefty Joe Saunders among the many unlikely heroes who lifted O's past Rangers

Updated: October 9, 2012, 4:05 PM ET
By Molly Knight | ESPN The Magazine

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It cost the Texas Rangers $107.7 million to get their starter for Friday's sudden-death American League wild-card game. It cost the Baltimore Orioles a nondescript right-handed reliever to get theirs.

When Joe Saunders was traded from Arizona to Baltimore in late August for Matt Lindstrom, few could have imagined he would deliver the club's first playoff victory in 15 years. He did just that on Friday, tossing 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball, tight-roping his way out of ...

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