Rangers still in enviable position

Texas' lead, talent too much for Angels to overcome in race for AL West title

Updated: August 19, 2011, 2:49 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Once the smoke from the fireworks clears and the image of the Rally Monkey dancing on the videoboard disappears, the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels can take stock of what happened in this series.

The reality: The Rangers shoved their lead to six games in the AL West, taking control of the division. They had an opportunity to make it an even more commanding lead, but couldn't quite get it done. Still, the series win forces the Angels to make a memorable six-week run ...

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