Rangers in search of quality starts

DETROIT -- We're three games into the American League Championship Series and the Texas Rangers still don't have a quality start from their rotation.

Don't lie to yourself, the Rangers won't win this series if that trend continues.

Baseball has always been about starting pitching, and it'll continue to be about starting pitching until the end of time.

If someone, anyone, in the Rangers' starting rotation doesn't provide a legitimate quality start similar to the one the Detroit Tigers' Doug Fister turned in Tuesday night -- 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball -- then Texas' quality defense, versatile offense and superior bullpen won't matter.

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