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Texas Rangers (76-76)


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Rangers visit A's with wild-card berth in sight

(TSX / STATS) -- OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers hope to use a break in the schedule to creep closer in the American League wild-card picture when they open a three-game series against the last-place Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Thanks to a three-game sweep in Seattle, the Rangers (76-76) will take the field in Oakland 2 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins (79-74) in the race for the AL's second wild-card spot, tied with the Los Angeles Angels (76-76).

Texas has some catching up to do but has a favorable schedule to potentially make it happen. After facing fellow playoff contenders over the past 13 games, the Rangers will see the A's in six of their last nine.

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Leaders
AVG: E. Andrus.301
HR: J. Gallo38
RBI: N. Mazara96
SB: D. DeShields29
W: M. Pérez12
ERA: A. Cashner3.44
Saves: M. Bush10
K: M. Pérez111
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Houston 9359.612-
LA Angels 7676.50017
Texas 7676.50017
Seattle 7479.48419.5
Oakland 6983.45424
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .246 (25)
Runs: 774 (4)
Hits: 1254 (27)
Home Runs: 227 (2)
Stolen Bases: 110 (4)
OBP: .323 (17)
SLG: .435 (13)
Total Bases: 2222 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.57 (19)
Runs Allowed: 750 (19)
Saves: 28 (29)
Strikeouts: 1039 (30)
OpBA: .259 (16)
OBP: .334 (23)
SLG: .431 (15)
Run Support: 5.17 (3)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/15 T. Ross Cleared Waivers and Became a Free Agent
9/12 A. Béltre Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained left hamstring)
9/12 W. Calhoun Purchased From Minors
9/12 K. Kela Removed From 10-Day DL (Right shoulder soreness)
9/12 T. Ross Released
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/1 A. Béltre off 10-day DL
8/22 J. Gallo off 7-day DL
8/21 M. Bush off 10-day DL
8/16 C. Gómez off 10-day DL
8/5 K. Kela off 10-day DL
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