Lineups and quotes ahead of Friday's AL Wild Card Game

Lineups and quotes ahead of Friday's AL Wild Card Game

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OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 03: Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Michael Young #10 after Kinsler scored on an RBI single from Adrian Beltre #29 in the third inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on October 3, 2012 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 5, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 11:51 PM

ARLINGTON -- Michael Young, who will play first base Friday night for the Rangers, and Rangers Manager Ron Washington spoke with the media a couple of hours before the AL Wild Card Game. Here is tonight's starting lineups and a few quick quotes from the pressers:

Rangers

Kinsler - 2B
Andrus - SS
Hamilton - LF
Beltre - 3B
Cruz - RF
Young - 1B
Napoli - DH
Soto - C
Gentry - CF

Orioles

McLouth - LF
Hardy - SS
Davis - RF
Jones - CF
Wieters - C
Thome - DH
Reynolds - 1B
Flaherty - 3B
Machado - 3B

Michael Young:

"The biggest thing is to focus on fundamentals."

"It's right in front of us... We control our own destiny."

"We like where we are with (Yu) out there."

"If we were mentally weak, we wouldn't be here."

"We expect when we are on the field to go out and get results."

"We're looking forward to it, there is no need for us to change anything."

Ron Washington:

"I slept well last night… I feel pretty good."

"You have to get past disappointment."

"I walked through the clubhouse, I didn't see anything different."

"If we can execute, we'll be fine."

On Hamilton: "We're looking to jump on his back and take a ride."

On Darvish: "I feel very comfortable with him going out there tonight."

"In the game of baseball all you want is an opportunity, and this is an opportunity."


First pitch for the Rangers and Orioles wild card match-up is at 7:37 p.m. at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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