The Texas Rangers sweep the Oakland Athletics in a two-game series at home. Texas’ has their first sweep victory of the season.
After losing their series against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, the Texas Rangers knew they needed to quickly turn things around and return to the win column.
The Texas Rangers are pushing themselves for a possible playoff spot. The Rangers are 27-37 and still at the bottom of the A.L. West standings. While they’re still far from securing a playoff spot, the possibility of securing one is not dead.
The Rangers put on quite a performance in this series. In game one, in the seventh inning, the Rangers trailed 4-2 but found a way to rally by tying the game at the bottom of the seventh and scoring three runs to make it 7-4 in the eighth inning and holding on to the win.
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In game two, the Rangers were in control the entire game. Bartolo Colon was able to do his part while the bats were able to do theirs by hitting well and scoring some runs. The bullpen was able to finish out the game.
In this series, we saw what happens when the Rangers can work as a cohesive unit. When they work together, and everyone does their job, the team wins, which raises hopes, increases confidence, and concentration, which ultimately leads to brilliant winning streaks.
The Rangers need to continue to play as a team at all costs if they want to earn a playoff spot, which is slowly creeping out of reach in 2018. But, there is still a glimmer of hope.
The Texas Rangers are beginning a four-game series against Houston tonight. Their key to success is simple; play as a cohesive unit, everyone does their part, finish strong, and walk away victorious. One step at a time. Concentration is the most essential tool.