Rangers remain No. 2 in power rankings
The Nationals have already clinched a playoff spot but have their eyes on the NL East title. The Rangers, meanwhile, are looking to wrap up the AL West this week, but must try to do so with three more games against the A's in Arlington, followed by three vs. the Angels and three more in Oakland next week to finish the season.
You can view the entire power rankings here.
1. Washington Nationals (2 last week)
2. Texas Rangers (1)
3. Cincinnati Reds (3)
4. New York Yankees (7)
5. San Francisco Giants (5)
2. Texas Rangers (1 last week)
8. Oakland A's (4)
9. Los Angeles Angels (9)
19. Seattle Mariners (20)
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Play Podcast Rangers GM Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to tackle the tough questions after his team failed to advance to the playoffs.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss having Nelson Cruz back in the lineup and how the Rangers are feeling heading into their wild-card play-in game against the Rays.
Play Podcast ESPN Insider and senior MLB analyst Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons and Durrett to discuss the wild-card race and the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs.
Play Podcast Chuck Cooperstein joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss why he feels Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish isn't an ace.
Play Podcast Elvis Andrus joins Galloway and Company to discuss the Rangers' stretch run and the morale level in their clubhouse.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway and Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, including the team's struggles, Ron Washington's job security and a rumored trade with the Braves.
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Ian Fitzsimmons and Tim MacMahon to discuss the Rangers' dismal September, who's to blame for their September struggles and his status as the team's manager.
Play Podcast Fitzsimmons and Durrett discuss how some people are calling for the Rangers to fire manager Ron Washington.