ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 15: Nelson Cruz #17 and the Texas Rangers celebrate winning Game Six of the American League Championship Series 15-5 against the Detroit Tigers to advance to the World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 15, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Déjà Vu! Rangers Hammer Tigers 15-5, Clinch American League Pennant

The Rangers return home on Saturday, as they look to clinch their second consecutive trip to the World Series.

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Rangers Successfully Defend American League Crown

Magic Number: 4

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Michael Young finally showed up, and he showed up huge, and even recorded the final out. The Rangers served notice for everyone of just how much they can destroy the opposition when they play to their potential. Derek Holland was better than he looks in the boxscore, and the bullpen was typically excellent. Nelson Cruz had one of the best series in the history of the MLB postseason.

And after going five decades without so much as a postseason series victory, the Texas Rangers will now play in two World Series in as many years.

Real recap forthcoming. Tonight: we celebrate.

GAME CHARTS

FanGraphs Win Expectancy

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Biggest Contributions (What is this, I don't even. . . ?)

  1. Michael Young 19%
  2. David Murphy 11%
  3. Nelson Cruz 7%

Tom Hallion's Strikezone from Brooks Baseball

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