Rangers have 11 pitchers vs O’s in wild-card card

The Texas Rangers are carrying 11 pitchers on their roster for

their win-or-go-home wild-card game against Baltimore.

Ryan Dempster is the only rotation member not on the 25-man

roster the Rangers set for Friday night’s game. Dempster started

the regular-season finale Wednesday.

If the two-time defending AL champion Rangers beat Baltimore,

they would advance to the AL division series against the New York

Yankees and then get to reshuffle their roster before that series

starts Sunday.

Yu Darvish starts against the Orioles, and has pitched into at

least the seventh inning in his last nine games. But Texas manager

Ron Washington has 10 pitchers to pick from when Darvish needs


The Rangers have three catchers, six infielders and five

outfielders available against the Orioles.