I feel a lot better this morning than I did yesterday morning. You'd prefer to have won both home games, but going to Tampa with a split is something you can live with.
Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the big fourth inning against James Shields that gave the Rangers the lead, and led to their first home ALDS victory in franchise history.
T.R. Sullivan's game story notes that the Rangers didn't just come back yesterday -- they came back, down three runs, already having lost a game at home, against the pitcher they struggled with most in 2011.
Anthony Andro writes in his game story that the bullpen came up big in support of both Derek Holland and Koji Uehara, who was lifted in the seventh after allowing three runs and recording no outs.
Ian Kinsler said after the game that hearing the fans chant "Napoli" during Mike Napoli's at bat in the fourth gave him chills.
Gil Lebreton says that the big fourth inning brought the Rangers back to life yesterday, and may have saved the series for them.
Jennifer Floyd Engel writes that Michael Young should be second in the A.L. MVP voting, behind only Justin Verlander, and blames the Moneyball folks for focusing too much on stats and not enough on intangibles, and thus preventing Young for getting the credit and recognition he is due.
Andro writes that Mitch Moreland continued to perform in the postseason with a big home run yesterday.
The S-T's notes talk about Colby Lewis starting Game 3, Ron Washington being one of the longer-tenured managers in the majors right now, and the lack of a true backup shortstop on the ALDS roster.