With 10 games remaining, the Rangers trail Minnesota by 2.5 games for the second wild card spot. If they are going to catch and pass the Twins, here are 10 things that must happen over the final 10 days: Kick A’s: C’mon you did a double take for a minute, didn’t you? Well, the Rangers must do what you assume the headline said to the A’s. They play seven times over the final 10 days with three in Oakland this week and four in Arlington to end the season. Here’s the problem: The Swingin’ A’s are smoking hot, having won 11 of their last 14 games. And the Rangers haven’t played well against Oakland this season. The A’s swept them in Oakland at the end of August. The season series stands 6-6 this
The Texas Rangers begin a three game set in Oakland tonight, and Carlos Gomez is back in the lineup again tonight. Jeff Banister is opting to give Delino DeShields and Robinson Chirinos the evening off. The lineup: Choo — RF Elvis — SS Mazara — LF Beltre — DH Gallo — 1B Gomez — CF Odor — 2B Nicholas — C Robinson — 3B Nick Martinez goes up against Kendall Graveman.
The Cleveland Indians and the Los Angeles Dodgers have had two very different final stretches of the 2017 MLB season. The Dodgers' slide in the win-loss column began on Aug. 26, when they began a five-game losing streaking that would later be followed