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Saturday a.m. Rangers stuff

I fell asleep last night in the top of the 8th inning.  Having now seen the box score from last night, I'm kicking myself for not being able to stay awake. 

Jeff Wilson's game story calls last night's come-from-behind 6-5 walk-off victory the longest, strangest game of the season for the Rangers.

T.R. Sullivan, in his game story, notes that this was the third walk-off home run of the year for Nelson Cruz.

Richard Durrett, in his post-game notes, mentions that the Rangers tied an MLB record for the most pitchers used in a game, with 11.

Evan Grant says that yesterday's outing makes it a lot less likely that C.J. Wilson, rather than Cliff Lee, will start game 1 of the playoffs if New York is the opponent.  UPDATE -- There is a new link up for the Grant piece -- it was supposed to go up last night, but didn't get onto the web site this morning, and Evan asked me to pass on his apologies for it not being up earlier.

Yesterday was a weird, frustrating outing by C.J., who seemed to be trying to put everything 2 inches off of the outside corner and hoping the Yankee batters would swing.

Sullivan's notes talk about Ian Kinsler's ejection for arguing a called third strike in the 10th yesterday, and the return of Elvis Andrus.

Wilson's notes include updates on Josh Hamilton and Frank Francisco, neither of whom appear close to returning.

Durrett writes that Julio Borbon seems to have gotten his groove back in September.

Jennifer Floyd Engel says that these Rangers never quit.