The definitive Top 10 Texas Rangers games of the 2010s

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 24: Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after hitting a two-run double in the eighth inning during Game Five of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 24: Mike Napoli #25 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after hitting a two-run double in the eighth inning during Game Five of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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Tigers catcher Alex Avila walks away as the celebrating Texas Rangers wait at home plat for Nelson Cruz after his grand slam won the game in the 11th inning in Game 2 of ALCS In Arlington, Texas, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.Tigers 101011 Jhg42
Tigers catcher Alex Avila walks away as the celebrating Texas Rangers wait at home plat for Nelson Cruz after his grand slam won the game in the 11th inning in Game 2 of ALCS In Arlington, Texas, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011.Tigers 101011 Jhg42 /

The best Texas Rangers games of the 2010s

#7: 2011 ALCS Game 6: Rangers 9, Tigers 2

The 2011 postseason had a lot of memorable moments, but one of the most thrilling was the way the Rangers closed out the ALCS.

Texas won Games 1 and 2 at home, but dropped Game 3 and 5 in Detroit and had to come home to finish the job. Detroit scored twice in the first two innings, and things looked like they might take a bad turn for a Tigers team that had been through years of playoff disappointments, and thrown the kitchen sink for a VERY talented roster. Then the floodgates opened.

Texas exploded for a nine-run third inning and did not look back, routing the Tigers 15-5 and securing their berth in their second straight World Series.

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