By STEPHEN HAWKINS
AP Sports Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Buck Showalter and the Baltimore Orioles
will get another chance to overtake the New York Yankees.
The surprising O’s have already beaten some big odds, getting
past the two-time defending AL champion Texas Rangers and their
Japanese ace, Yu Darvish, in the win-or-go-home wild-card playoff.
Joe Saunders pitched effectively into the sixth inning at a
place where he had never won, Adam Jones delivered the tiebreaking
sacrifice fly and the Orioles, in the playoffs for the first time
in 15 years, eliminated the Rangers 5-1 Friday night.
“With our team it’s just a bunch of guys that raised the bar
and wouldn’t give in and still haven’t. Now they get a chance to
win to roll the dice, and there’s a lot of good card players in
there,” said Showalter, their manager.
The Orioles advanced to play the East champion…
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