Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:
SECOND BASEWT: 200 lbs. HT: 6-0
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: June 22, 1982
BIRTHPLACE: Tucson, Ariz.
Hit .292 (7-for-24) in the ALCS with six RBIs and six runs scored. ... Was 3-for-16 in the 2010 World Series against the Giants. ... His leadoff homer in Game 4 of the ALDS set the tone. Had 30-plus homers for the second time in his career and stole 30 bases to join the 30-30 club for second time (2009). ... Seven leadoff homers tied career-high and led the majors this season. ... Second in AL in runs scored (119) and fifth in walks (a career-high 87).