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Rangers searching for consistency

First half of season has been filled with ups and downs for defending AL champs

Updated: July 1, 2011, 12:58 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers just passed the midway point of their season, and the only real change between last season's surprise run to an American League pennant and this year's campaign has been consistency -- or the lack of it.

After 81 games last season, the Rangers were 48-33 and had a 3 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels. At the halfway point this season, their record was 43-38, but they still led the AL West by 1 1/2 games over the Angels.

Talk to some of the Rangers, ...

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