The Texas Rangers on Saturday night clinched a spot in the playoffs with a win against the Mariners. It has not been a smooth and easy ride throughout this season. Saturday night Texas got it done with a 6-1 victory that clinched a playoff spot for themselves and ended the Mariners' dream of making the playoffs in consecutive seasons.
This season has been one for the ages for the fans and players alike. I cannot remember a similar season that had so many challenges and still found a way to win. 2014 was the nightmare season with the numerous amount of injuries that sank the season for Texas. These players would not allow the season to sink. I could probably go as far as 10 challenges that this team faced, but I will narrow it down to the five biggest challenges that this team had to overcome to be able to clinch a playoff berth.