Derek Holland kept control. Mad about walks that cost him a win last weekend, Holland struck out eight with no bases on ball Thursday in the Texas Rangers’ 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship.
In the words of Texas Ranger manager Ron Washington, “That’s the way baseball go.”
Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers to become the American League’s first repeat champion in a decade.
Las Vegas has the Boston Red Sox winning the American League. ESPN’s analysts mostly have Boston, and none have the Rangers. What does this tell me?