AL wild card 2012

The Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers battled it out on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in the winner-take-all American League wild-card game.

Baltimore Orioles' McLouth (9) steals second base as Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler misses the throw during the first inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Baltimore Orioles' McLouth (9) steals second base as Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler misses the throw during the first inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Baltimore Orioles' Mark Reynolds checks his hand after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish during the second inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Joe Saunders throws to a Texas Rangers batter during the third inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Baltimore Orioles second baseman Ryan Flaherty can't stop a single by Texas Rangers' Michael Young during the fourth inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

A throwing error by Texas Rangers pitcher Derek Holland gets past Michael Young (10), allowing Baltimore Orioles' Nate McLouth to advance to second during the seventh inning of an American League wild-card playoff baseball game Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Baltimore Orioles celebrate winning the American League wild-card playoff baseball game against the Texas Rangers, 5-1, Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)