Molina, Treanor to split first two ALDS games

Molina, Treanor to split first two ALDS games

ARLINGTON -- Rangers manager Ron Washington has decided that Bengie Molina will catch Game 1 of the upcoming American League Division Series and Matt Treanor will catch Game 2. Molina will be behind the plate with Cliff Lee on the mound and Treanor will catch C.J. Wilson in Game 2.

"That's about the extent of it," Washington said. "We'll see how the next ones go after that. I'm going to try and keep them both engaged. I'm not going to stop what I have been doing all year.

"In Game 3, we'll see where we go. There is a possibility that Game 3 will be Molina."

Washington said he does want to have Treanor behind the plate when Wilson is on the mound.

"Treanor gets down in the dirt a little better and C.J. throws a lot of dirt balls," Washington said.