■ Yankees? Rays? Rangers have no reason to fear either squad (DallasNews.com)
New York, Tampa Bay; Tampa Bay, New York. It didn't matter.
Well, it did to Ian Kinsler.
He admitted after a regular-season-ending 6-2 loss to Los Angeles that he found himself constantly looking at the scoreboard in left field for updates on the Yankees-Red Sox and Tampa Bay-Kansas City games. An 8-4 Yankees loss that ended in the seventh inning of the Rangers game ensured Texas will open the Division Series at Tampa Bay on Wednesday. It also brought Kinsler a little peace of mind.
"Sure," Kinsler said when asked about concerns over where the Rangers would be going. "I wanted to know whether or not to pack a jacket."