Where area stars meet their future
By Tim Clinton
Kela earns playoff win, hold
Keone Kela helped the Texas Rangers get off to a 2-0 start in their American League Divisional Series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
After earning a hold in their opener the Chief Sealth graduate picked up the win in the Rangers' second game -- a 6-4 victory in 14 innings on Friday.
Kela threw the 13th inning for Texas and held the host Blue Jays scoreless, then his teammates rallied for two runs in the top of the 14th and held on.
Kela got the final out of his inning on a fly ball to the wall by Edwin Encarnacion that left an impression on the 22-year-old rookie who also pitched for Everett Community College before going to the Rangers organization.
"I was just praying to God real quick that (Texas center fielder Delino DeShields) had enough room and thankfully, by the hair on his chinny chin chin, he made (the catch)," he told the Associated Press and Fort Worth Star-Telegram in a report published by The Seattle Times.
Kela also struck out one and walked one in throwing one complete inning.
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