Will Rangers make the playoffs?
Whew. It's over. At least, the Texas Rangers' seven-game losing skid is, after Ron Washington's team finally led, then finally won, 7-1 over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Still, Texas -- which fell Wednesday -- has dropped 13 of 16 games, conjuring up memories of last September, when the Rangers went 15-13 and lost the AL West lead in the final week of the season. The sudden fall has allowed the Oakland Athletics to run off with the division lead and put Texas's wild-card hopes in jeopardy. Will the Rangers turn it around in time or watch October baseball from the sidelines?