Dallas Mavericks

Nowitzki knows seventh inning did in his Rangers

Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki disappointed the Rangers’ season is over.
Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki disappointed the Rangers’ season is over. Special to the Star-Telegram

DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki couldn’t believe that unforgettable seventh inning meltdown the Texas Rangers had Wednesday in their American League Division Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.

In one of the weirdest innings in the history of MLB postseason play, the Rangers committed three straight errors in the seventh inning – that directly led to four runs – en route to being ousted from the playoffs with a horrific 6-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

"We had our golf tournament (Wednesday), so after 11 holes I had to tell them, ‘Alright guys, I’m out of here. I’ve got to watch some Rangers,’ " Nowitzki said. "So I got home just in time and watched the end, and it was incredible that whole seventh inning.

"It was a melee like I’ve never seen. With stuff thrown, the catcher throws it off the bat, all sorts of stuff happening."

Nowitzki is a huge Rangers fan, and was disappointed that his favorite baseball team blew a two games to none lead and lost this best-of-five series in five games. Especially the way Game 5 unfolded, with the Rangers blowing a 3-2 lead which they took into the bottom of the seventh inning.

"Unfortunately we just couldn’t close that seventh inning in the bottom of the seventh,’’ Nowitzki said. "We made a couple of errors there.

"As we always say when you play a good team in the league and you make errors down the stretch, you’re going to lose. And that’s what happened.”

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