Don't count on Rangers collapsing

September will finish differently this season compared to last year for Texas

Originally Published: September 2, 2013
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

This time last year, the Texas Rangers entered the final month of the regular season three games up in the American League West. That lead grew to five games with nine to play, and the countdown to a third straight division title was underway.

But the counter never hit zero. The Oakland A's launched a huge late-season rally while the Rangers collapsed. Oakland celebrated an AL West title on the final day of the season, making one final impressive comeback by erasing an early 5-1 deficit ...

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