October 9, 2011
Texas Rangers' David Murphy, left, and Nelson Cruz react after defeating the Detroit Tigers, 3-2, in Game 1 of baseball's American League championship series Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Arlington, Texas.
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After the rain, the Texas Rangers opened the AL championship series by beating Justin Verlander for the second time this year. Nelson Cruz broke a postseason slump with a home run that helped boost the Rangers over the Tigers Saturday night as rain followed the Detroit ace and caused nearly two hours of delays.