Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers AL Wild Card Game: Live Score and Results

Ethan GrantAnalyst IOctober 5, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 05:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers reacts after he hit a single in the bottom of the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles uring the American League Wild Card playoff game  at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 5, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Baltimore 5, Texas 1- F

 

Josh Hamilton Tracker: 0-for-4, GIDP, 2 K, RBI

 

On a night when Yu Darvish was supposed to steal the show in Texas, Joe Saunders pulled a magic trick out of the Orioles magic bag, and helped keep their remarkable season alive.

The lefty matched Darvish pitch-for-pitch, and was able to pitch out of jams with runners on base. Darvish was no slouch, but some bad defense and no offense helped doom him in the end.

Josh Hamilton was a no-show, and Nate McLouth came up with big hits to fuel the Orioles. Texas heads home with plenty of questions this offseason, the most glaring being "How the heck did we blow this?"

The Orioles head to New York to take on the Yankees in the ALDS, marking their first appearance in an ALDS since 1997. Our night together is finished, but keep checking back with Bleacher Report tonight and over the course of this 2012 postseason for instant analysis, highlights and more.