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Top Ten Rangers Post Season Moments (Updated)

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Yeah, I know I just published one of these today and most of you are in bed, but I had to update this right now.

You probably already know what you're going to see after the jump. Spoiler Alert: it's not even close. I think, for now, there can be no more argument over the biggest swing of the bat in the history of the franchise. Though I guess today ended up being just one more blowout.

Also, there is no longer a multi-way tie at the bottom. This means Jeff Francoeur's double in the first game of the playoffs, Darryl Hamilton's double play in '96, Juan Gonzalez's home run in '99, and Ivan Rodriguez's double play in '96 are all off the list.

In honor of winning the home portion of the ALCS, here is a music video.

1. 2010, ALCS Game Game 4: Bengie Molina homers down the left field line with two outs in the top of the sixth, scoring three. The Rangers take a 5-3 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 73%, and they go on to win. 40% WPA

2. 1996, ALDS Game 2: Juan Gonzalez homers to left with two outs in the top of the third, scoring three. The Rangers take a 4-1 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 74%, but they go on to lose. 25% WPA

3. 1996, ALDS Game 1: Juan Gonzalez homers down the left field line with no outs in the top of the fourth, scoring three. The Rangers take a 3-1 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 71%, and they go on to win. 21% WPA

4. 2010, ALDS Game 3: Ian Kinsler homers to left field with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, scoring one. The Rangers take a 2-1 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 78%, but they go on to lose. 19% WPA

5. 2010, ALCS Game 3: Josh Hamilton homers to right field with one out in the top of the first, scoring two. The Rangers take a 2-0 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 76%, and they go on to win. 16% WPA

6. 2010, ALDS Game 2: Michael Young homers to centerfield with one out in the top of the fifth, scoring three. The Rangers take a 5-0 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 92%, and they go on to win. 15% WPA

7. 2010, ALCS Game 1: Mitch Moreland singles to right field on a ground ball with the bases empty and no outs in the bottom of the ninth. The Rangers are down 6-5 and their win expectancy jumps to 36%, but they go on to lose. 14% WPA

8. 1996, ALDS Game 3: Mickey Tettleton works a walk with no outs and the bases empty in the bottom of the ninth. The Rangers are down 2-3 and their win expectancy jumps to 38%, but they go on to lose. 14% WPA

9. 2010, ALCS Game 1: Josh Hamilton homers to right field with no outs in the bottom of the first, scoring three. The Rangers take a 3-0 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 80%, but they go on to lose. 13% WPA

10. 1996, ALDS Game 1: Dean Palmer homers down the left field line with one out in the fourth, scoring two. The Rangers take a 5-1 lead, jumping their win expectancy to 84%, and they go on to win. 13% WPA

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.