Rangers putting it all together

Momentum is building behind red-hot Hamilton, but he's been getting plenty of help

Updated: June 21, 2010, 5:57 PM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

HOUSTON -- It's early.

Well, not that early, but the Texas Rangers have the majors' longest current winning streak -- eight games -- and the biggest lead of all the first-place teams.

Texas has a 3½-game lead in the AL West thanks to its just-completed 8-1 road trip that ended with a scrappy 4-3 10-inning victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

The Rangers were in first place for 23 consecutive days in May until they lost their way, but now they've found themselves ...

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