Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:

-- Richard Durrett

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WT: 223 lbs. HT: 6-4
THROWS: Right
BORN: Aug. 2, 1979
BIRTHPLACE: Bakersfield, Calif.

Gave up four runs on eight hits -- two of them homers -- in 5 2/3 innings in Game 3 of ALCS. ... Pitched well in 2010 World Series, giving up two runs on five hits in 7 2/3 innings in Game 3, the Rangers' lone victory. ... Had up-and-down year as he fought through a balky hip. ... His road ERA was more than two runs lower than his home ERA in 2011. ... Led the AL in home runs allowed (35).

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SPLITS G IP BB SO W L WHIP ERA
Career 233 1215.0 377 961 77 72 1.344.70