Rangers vs. Tigers: Now The Longest Game Of The Playoffs

Not in terms of time elapsed from start to finish. Remember that the Yankees and Tigers took two days to begin their ALDS. But in terms of innings. See, there had been one extra-innings game already, but that game ended in the bottom of the tenth. In Texas today, we're off to the 11th.

And we're off to the 11th because there was nothing doing in the tenth for either team. The Rangers squandered a God damned golden scoring opportunity in the ninth, and then the next inning, Neftali Feliz and Jose Valverde stayed in and kept their respective opponents quiet.

It wasn't clean. Not totally. Feliz walked the first guy he faced. The next guy bunted him to second. But Feliz retired both Alex Avila and Andy Dirks to escape the jam and preserve the tie.

Then Valverde came out and had a much easier half-inning than his first. Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus and Josh Hamilton went down 1-2-3, and the score stayed where it was.

Mike Adams is now on for the Rangers in relief of Feliz. And Valverde will presumably come out, having thrown 23 pitches, although I guess it's not out of the question that Jim Leyland could try to stretch him even further. His season high for pitches is 35.

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