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Texas Rangers Fall in Game One of ALDS

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Tom Pennington, Getty Images

The Texas Rangers are in a hole right out of the bat after dropping game one of the ALDS 9-0 to the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson allowed eight runs in just five innings while giving up three home runs. Kelly Shoppach homered twice of Wilson and drove in five runs total.

Texas on the flip side managed just two hits over seven innings against Rays rookie left-hander Matt Moore.

This was the largest shutout loss by an AL team to open the postseason since the Tigers lost to the Cubs, 9-0, in Game 1 of the 1945 World Series. The Tigers went on to win that World Series.

“Of course, it’s disappointing. We go out and expect to win every game,” catcher Mike Napoli said. “We just got beat today. We didn’t hit. We’ve got to forget about it. This team is good at that.”

Game 2 is Saturday night, with a 6:07 first pitch on TNT. James Shield will pitch for the Rays while Derrick Holland will take the bump for Texas.

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