Texas Rangers: Taking care of business in Toronto

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 29: Martin Perez
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 29: Martin Perez /

The Texas Rangers pulled off a pretty big upset taking two wins in a three-game series against their nemesis, the Toronto Blue Jays.

Texas had found themselves on a three-game winning streak, and although they failed to sweep Toronto, the Texas Rangers still put up positive results, and if they can keep it up, they’ll be closer to turning things around.

The Texas Rangers are now headed to Cleveland for a three-game series before returning to Arlington for a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox. The Texas Rangers are 11-18 and still at the bottom of the A.L. West. There’s much work to be done.

Cleveland’s coming off a 1-3 performance in their latest home series, which was against Seattle. Furthermore, they’re on a two-game losing streak. However, the Texas Rangers cannot sleep on that as Cleveland is in first place in their division, meaning they’re still a threat. The Texas Rangers need to be ready for anything.

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Cole Hamels is taking the mound for game one. He’s sitting a disappointing 1-4 record and is on a three-game losing streak. Hamels needs to pick himself up off the ground and pull himself together.

He may be an aging veteran, but he’s still capable of putting a remarkable performance. He’s coming an injury-plagued 2017 season, and he’s still trying to regain his groove.

If he can lead the Texas Rangers to victory in the first game of the series, he’ll be one step closer to regaining his groove.

The Texas Rangers need to do everything in their power to find a way to win their second straight series. The first month of the season is ending, and it’s been a very rough and disappointing month, and the Texas Rangers need to put that in the past and make some changes.

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If the Texas Rangers can miraculously sweep Cleveland, they’ll come into their home series against the red-hot Boston Red Sox well-motivated and as well concentrated, which often leads to impressive victories.