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Cruz will bat sixth and act as the Rangers’ DH as Texas takes on Tampa Bay in Arlington in a one-game tiebreaker for the second AL Wild Card spot.
After 162 regular-season games, the Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers need one more to decide the second AL wild-card spot.
The Rangers fought to stay alive in the race for the postseason. Now, they must face the Rays in a tiebreaker game to determine who gets the final playoff spot.
The Rangers have been noncommittal as to whether suspended slugger Nelson Cruz would return to the lineup for the playoffs. On Sunday, we got our answer.
The Rangers secured their seventh-consecutive victory on Sunday, earning a spot in a one-game Wild Card playoff on Monday night in Arlington against the Rays.
Darvish will take the mound for the 32nd time this season with the opportunity to send the Rangers to their fourth consecutive postseason.
At the start of Friday night, three teams are still in contention for the two AL Wild Card spots: Tampa Bay, Cleveland, and Texas. What happens if they all tie?
George Selvie, David Price, and a disgusting Mike Bascik sandwich story dominate this week’s edition of Skin Wade’s Power Rankings.
The Oakland A’s have won the division, now what do the Rangers have to do to make the post-season?
For the second straight season the Rangers have been beaten out by the Oakland Athletics.
“You can see how everything’s starting to fall on track,” said Elvis Andrus, who drove in three runs for the Rangers in an 8-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday night.
It wasn’t the worst loss of the season for the Rangers, at least not yet. But Wednesday night’s 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Rays is one they will remember if they don’t reach the postseason.