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Taking out Rich Harden was right move

Ron Washington did what was best for Rangers when he pulled starter during no-hitter

Updated: August 24, 2010, 2:42 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The only column on the linescore that Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was worried about Monday was the run portion. The only history that concerned him was that of his team ending a postseason drought that dates back to a sweep at the hands of the New York Yankees in the opening round in 1999.

So Washington did the only thing he could with two outs in the seventh inning Monday: He pulled starter Rich Harden during a no-hitter. Harden had thrown 111 pitches and just ...

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