The Rangers punched their ticket to the World Series for the second straight year, knocking out the Tigers in ALCS Game 6.
The Tigers needed some help to stay alive in the ALCS, and they got it in some unusual ways to win Game 5.
Nelson Cruz and Mike Napoli, two relatively late bloomers, provided the offense and defense to put the Rangers one step closer to the World Series.
The Tigers continue to show their resilience, and that was never more evident than in their come-from-behind win over the Rangers in Game 3.
The Tigers continue to lose players and close games as they try to find a winning formula before falling much further behind in the ALCS.
After a pair of lengthy rain delays, the Rangers held on to defeat the Tigers 3-2 in ALCS Game 1.
The Tigers are confident, knowing they'll have their ace on the mound in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
The American League West experienced a power shift in 2010. Could it happen again in 2011? Oakland is emerging as a trendy dark horse pick.
In dismantling the defending-champion Yankees, the Rangers showed incredible fortitude. They never stopped believing in themselves.
Young shortstop Elvis Andrus represents precisely what the Rangers are all about.
The Rangers were on their way to a win in Game 1, and then suddenly the Yankees roared back to snatch the ALCS opener.
Cliff Lee elevated the Rangers to a new place, not just by leading them to their first playoff series win, but simply by arriving in Texas.
Cliff Lee and the Rangers got the better of David Price and the Rays in ALDS Game 1. The left-handed aces meet again in Tuesday night's Game 5, the winner advancing to face the Yankees in the ALCS.
Evan Longoria's leg might be less than 100 percent, but his bat appears to be healthy after he led the Rays to a Game 4 victory.
After listless performances in ALDS Games 1 and 2, the Rays reverted to the formula in Game 3 that produced 96 regular-season wins and an AL East title.
The Rays hardly resemble the team that won 96 regular-season games and an AL East title. Suddenly, they find themselves down 2-0 against the Rangers.