This is the Rangers last chance to gain some momentum before the All-Star Break. They head into a three game series against the Los Angeles Angels. It’s obviously a must win series for the Rangers, but what else should you know?
Right now the Texas Rangers sit at 41-44 and 16.5 games back the first place Houston Astros. The American League West is basically over, but the Rangers are only 3.5 games out of the American League Wildcard.
Last series was unsuccessful as the Rangers dropped two of three to the Boston Red Sox. They had a comeback in the ninth, but were unable to grab the win. It was a frustrating series, and shows that Texas has more room for improvement.
Luckily the Rangers were able to grab the finale of the series against Boston. They slapped around Doug Fister and won the game 8-2. They snapped the Red Sox six-game winning streak and finished the Boston series on a positive note.
Texas now heads into a series that is just as important against a division rival ahead of them in the standings. The Rangers have both Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish pitching in this series. A must win series for Texas, but what else is there to know?