Jun 30, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) high fives second baseman Rougned Odor (12) after hitting a home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers may not be back to the dominance they had back in early June but they have gotten themselves out of their slump they were in. The bad news for the team is that the Houston Astros have taken full advantage of the situation by winning five games in a row. They have built a 5.0 game lead over the Los Angeles Angels and a 6.5 game lead over the Rangers. With just exactly half the season left, anything can happen with injuries, hot/cold streaks, and even trades.
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The Rangers won four of the seven games they played this week. They scored two runs in four of their games and even managed to score eight runs in two games. The Rangers split the last two games of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays to lose the series overall. The team traveled to take on the Baltimore Orioles where they won three out of four by a total score of 20-11. The Rangers then returned home for a series against the Angels but lost the first game 2-8 after giving up six runs in the second inning made it difficult to come back.
Looking ahead to the week, the Rangers will finish the series against the Angels today and tomorrow. They stay at home for a two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks followed by the San Diego Padres. After the Padres series, the team will have some much needed time off for the All-Star break.
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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