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Geovany Soto watches as starting pitcher Yu Darvish stretches his neck during the sixth inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

AL Wild Card Game: Orioles vs. Rangers

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the American League wild card play-in game Friday at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

Adrian Beltre throws out Manny Machado during the
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Adrian Beltre throws out Manny Machado during the seventh inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Darren O'Day throws to a Texas Rangers batter
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Darren O'Day throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the seventh inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Yu Darvish talks with manager Ron Washington and
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Yu Darvish talks with manager Ron Washington and Darvish's translator Joe Furukawa during a game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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J.J. Hardy celebrates with teammate Matt Wieters after
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J.J. Hardy celebrates with teammate Matt Wieters after Hardy scored on a RBI sacrifice fly by Adam Jones in the top of the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers during the American League Wild Card playoff game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

J.J. Hardy scores on a RBI sacrifice fly
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J.J. Hardy scores on a RBI sacrifice fly hit by Adam Jones in the top of the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers during the American League Wild Card playoff game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Yu Darvish throws a pitch in a game
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Yu Darvish throws a pitch in a game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Geovany Soto watches as starting pitcher Yu Darvish
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Geovany Soto watches as starting pitcher Yu Darvish stretches his neck during the sixth inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty can't stop
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Baltimore Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty can't stop a single by Texas Rangers' Michael Young during the fourth inning. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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Adrian Beltre catches a pop-up hit by J.J.
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Adrian Beltre catches a pop-up hit by J.J. Hardy during the third inning. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Joe Saunders throws to a Texas Rangers batter
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Joe Saunders throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the third inning. (Oct. 5, 2012)

The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth scores on a
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The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth scores on a RBI single by J.J. Hardy in the top of the first inning of the American League wild card playoff game against the Texas Rangers. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Texas Rangers starer Yu Darvish delivers a pitch
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Texas Rangers starer Yu Darvish delivers a pitch during the American League wild card game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington looks on during
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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington looks on during the American League wild card game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth successfully steals second
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The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth successfully steals second base in front of Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler during the top of the first inning of the American League wild card playoff game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

The Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds hits the dirt
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The Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds hits the dirt after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish during the second inning of an American League wild card playoff game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth scores on a
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The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth scores on a RBI single by J.J. Hardy in the top of the first inning of the American League wild card playoff game against the Texas Rangers. (Oct. 5, 2012)

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus reacts after hitting
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Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus reacts after hitting a single in the bottom of the first inning of the American League wild card playoff game against the Baltimore Orioles. (Oct. 5, 2012)

The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth steals second base
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The Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth steals second base as Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler misses the throw during the first inning of the American League wild card playoff game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to
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Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a Baltimore Orioles batter during the first inning of the American League wild card playoff game. (Oct. 5, 2012)

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