Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:
STARTING PITCHERWT: 240 lbs. HT: 6-4
BORN: Sept. 16, 1985
BIRTHPLACE: Durham, N.C.
Gave up two runs on three hits in five innings in ALCS Game 4 start, an extra-inning win for Rangers. ... Was not on club's 2010 postseason roster. ... Came into season desperate to show he could earn a rotation spot. He kept it throughout the year, putting together a consistent effort. ... Had a career-high 14 wins and pitched more than 180 innings for the first time.