Here are some of the key players for the AL West champion Texas Rangers as they enter the American League Divisional Series on Friday:
LEFT FIELDWT: 205 lbs. HT: 6-4
BATS: Left THROWS: Left
BORN: Oct. 18, 1981
BIRTHPLACE: Houston, Texas
Had critical two-RBI single in help break open Game 6 of ALCS. He was 7-for-17 (.412) in the series. ... Was 1-for-7 in 2010 World Series. ... Came on in September, solidifying his postseason roster spot. ... He's hit around .350 the last two Septembers, producing big hits when others (Hamilton, Cruz) have been missing from the lineup. ... Hot bat means Craig Gentry and Endy Chavez will probably become late-inning options.