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“He was still in control,” he said.

With O’Day hardly having time to warm up, Juan Uribe homered on the side-armer’s third pitch, sending it into the left-field bleachers for an 8-2 lead.

O’Day thought he had sufficient time to get ready.

“I was good. In the playoffs, you throw out what inning you normally come in. You have to be ready any time,” he said. “I had to come in with a strike. I got down 2-0 and threw a fastball down the middle, and he hit the home run.”

Andrus admitted the Rangers showed World Series jitters.

“Oh, yeah, for sure. That’s a new experience for most of the people here,” he said

And now the Rangers won’t have their ace, Lee, until they get to Game 5. If they get to Game 5.

Not much time to regroup.

“When you lose, it’s just a loss. You’re 0-1. So tomorrow, we’ve just got to get it together and see what happens,” Molina said. “The great thing about this team is that we don’t think about the loss.”