Texas Rangers: 5 obstacles Texas had to overcome to make the playoffs

The Texas Rangers will be playing in the postseason for the first time since 2016 and had to persevere through numerous challenges along the way.
Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners
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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.

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