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Baseball's weirdest franchise plays weirdest inning, lose weirdest game

Well, the season is over. Bring on 2016!

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

It's a bitter end for the 2015 Texas Rangers after they led 3-2 in the 7th inning of Game 5 after leading the ALDS 2-0. The Rangers scored a run on an almost fluke play as Russell Martin tossed the ball back to pitcher Aaron Sanchez with two-outs in the inning and Rougie Odor on third. The ball hit Shin-Soo Choo's bat on the throw and was ruled (correctly) a live ball and Odor ran home for the go-ahead run.

The Baseball deities decided to course-correct a rather bizarre play as the Rangers forgot how to play defense in the bottom of the inning as they began the inning with three errors and then a three-run Jose Bautista home run followed to give the Blue Jays the big hit that proved to be the death knell for the 2015 Texas Rangers.

It stinks to be so close and to lose. Again. The only thing that was expected in this loss is that the Rangers went out in a way no one could expect. This is the Texas Rangers, after all. This is what they do.

But I will say, unlike years where I've been ready to see the team blown up (I'm looking at you, 2013 Rangers), I want this whole team back next year. I enjoyed the 2015 Texas Rangers a whole lot and one horror show of an inning doesn't change that.

Add Yu Darvish and let's go.