Rangers know AL West race far from over
The American League West race is not over. If you think it is, you're fooling yourself.
The offensively-challenged Oakland Athletics have won 21 of 27 games and 39 of 57 since the All-Star break. They should've earned your respect by now.
Sure, the Rangers still have a 3.0-game lead over the Athletics after their 5-4 loss to Cleveland on Thursday night, and they've had the American League's best record for more than three weeks.
All it takes is one bad weekend and that lead will be gone.
The Athletics are playing free and easy. They have no pressure. They're not supposed to be here.
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