Texas Rangers June 13 Week in Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Jun 12, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman

Mitch Moreland

(18) motions to the runs to advance after Minnesota Twins center fielder

Aaron Hicks

(not pictured) commits an error on a fly ball that drove in two runs in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas won 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have continued their strong play as they continue to catch up to the struggling Houston Astros. The Rangers are just 2.5 games behind the Astros, 1 game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels, 5 games ahead of the Seattle Mariners, and 8 games ahead of the Oakland Athletics. Of the five teams in the division, the Rangers are the only team to have won more than half of their last 10 games which has helped them climb the division but are also just 0.5 games behind for a Wild Card spot. With about 100 games left, there are endless options to what can happen.

The week started off with the 50th MLB Draft with the Rangers selecting Dillon Tate from UC Santa Barbara. Check out all the Texas Rangers draft news. The Rangers finished off their series with the Kansas City Royals by splitting the second and third games, winning the series overall. The team then traveled to Oakland for a three game series in which they took the opener but lost the final two games. They bounced back last night with a 6-2 win over the struggling Minnesota Twins. Looking ahead to the upcoming week, the Rangers will finish the series against the Twins, followed by a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers (two at home, two in L.A.), then head to Chicago to take on the White Sox.

So, which players were a crucial part of the Texas Rangers success last week? Which players struggled, as the Rangers were able to overcome their issues and win anyway? Let’s take a look back at the week that was for the Rangers, as we see which players were hot, and which were not.

Let us begin with those who struggled last week.

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