May 3, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Tommy Milone (57) reacts after being removed from the game against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
For the second day in a row, the Texas Rangers main rivals the Oakland Athletics are getting toasted by the Boston Red Sox. The Atheltics are having trouble with the long ball over the past few days, and it just goes to show all of us that the Texas Rangers are not the only team in the American League West that can go through a slump both pitching and on offense. Yesterday the A’s gave up a grand slam to the Sox, and today Tommy Milone surrendered three homers to the Red Sox. The Athletics have been outscored 13-4 in the two games so far.
The Astros, meanwhile, defeated the Mariners last night in extra innings giving them their 10th win of the season, making the Texas Rangers division the last in the majors to have all teams with at least ten wins. Despite all of their struggles and the four game losing streak that the Texas Rangers ended last night against the Angels, the Texas Rangers are still tied with the Yankees with the second best record in all of the American League. The division rival Athletics and the Texas Rangers are now both 5-5 in their last ten games.
The Athletics have the Mariners and the Nationals coming up next week on their schedule after they complete the series with the Red Sox, the Astros have the Tigers and Orioles, The Mariners have the A’s and the Royals, the Angels have Yankees and Blue Jays and the Texas Rangers have the Rockies and Red Sox. We can all hope that the Red Sox will cool off a little bit before they come to Arlington to face the Texas Rangers!