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Rangers let homestand slip away

Wasted opportunities abound as funk hovers in extra-innings loss to A's

Updated: May 18, 2012, 12:17 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Alexi Ogando blew a lead. Nelson Cruz failed twice in late-inning opportunities.

Finally, Mike Adams blew the game.

Thus, the Texas Rangers ended a homestand that began with such promise after taking a three-game series from the Los Angeles Angels by losing three of four to the Kansas City Royals and Oakland A's.

Ugh.

The Athletics rallied to beat the Rangers 5-4 in 10 innings Thursday, trimming the Rangers' AL West lead to four games, because the ...

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