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Rick Yeatts

So, we have meaningful baseball in Arlington on the last game of the season.  Oakland needs to win to clinch the second Wild Card spot.  If Oakland loses, and Seattle wins, then Oakland and Seattle will play a Game 163 tomorrow.

And the Rangers are locked into picking fourth in the first round of the draft, so you can root for Texas without worrying about what a loss would do to their draft status.

Jeff Wilson's game story focuses on Tim Bogar, saying that the Rangers players will be shocked if Bogar isn't named the team's manager for 2015.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about the cavalcade of pitchers that Bogar used yesterday, including Scott Baker, who once again stepped in and made a spot start, this time because Derek Holland had a migraine.

Randy Jennings has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog, and writes that Robinson Chirinos was key yesterday in delaying the A's celebration.

Gerry Fraley writes that yesterday's win by Texas created drama on the final day of the season.

Evan Grant has a two-part piece on the end of the Rangers season, looking at what we learned in September, as well as what is in store in the offseason.

Bogar says he prefers more spacious parks to the hitter-friendly parks, and has some thoughts on hitters who strike out a lot.

The S-T's notes talk about Jake Smolinski's offseason plans, Nick Martinez, and the team having conducted exit interviews with the players.

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