October 12, 2010 by falcon7204
The Texas Rangers moved to Arlington, Texas after the 1971 season. Since then, they’ve been to the playoffs four times. In all that time, before tonight, they had won three games and lost 11. Tonight, that all changed as the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 to move to the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.
They’re popping champagne in the Rangers locker room, but there is no room to celebrate just yet. Although the Rangers have won their first ever playoff series, they’ve never been AL champions, nor have they been to the World Series. This is a nice night for the Rangers, but they have to realize they still have work to do. Eight more wins and they’ll be a truly historic Rangers team. Until then, the road ahead beckons.