Rangers Wrap Up Series Against Houston

Since joining the Rangers, Jonathan Lucroy has helped the pitching staff tremendously. Photo Courtesy: Austin Meyer
Since joining the Rangers, catcher Jonathan Lucroy has helped the pitching staff tremendously.
Photo Courtesy: Austin Meyer
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By Alex Al-Kazzaz

The Texas Rangers have won three consecutive series for the first time since June. So far the Rangers have won all five of their series against Houston this season and their record against Houston is 13-3. They’re 82-55 and 9.5 games ahead of Houston in the A.L. West Standings and they’re currently 37-20 against the division.

The Rangers are currently on pace to have the best one-run game winning percentage in 116 years. They’re 30-8 this season in one-run wins this season. And there’s a possibility that the Rangers can reach the century mark in wins for the first time in franchise history.

But right now the only thing the Rangers need to do is concentrate on their series against the Mariners.

Seattle is 4-11 against the Rangers this year and if the Rangers can either sweep them or take three games out of the four-game series, the Rangers will have more momentum as they get closer to the post-season. Seattle has gone 3-11 since August 21st.

Seattle’s rotation is 2-8 in the last 14 games, three of which took place in Arlington. The Rangers offense is currently dominating and they need to do the same thing they’ve done in their last six games and that is to get men on base and score some runs. Whether it’s by registering a hit or blasting a homer, a score is a score.

Cole Hamels will be on the mound tonight against Felix Hernandez. The last time Hernandez started for Seattle against Texas, the Rangers scored 14 runs and decimated Felix and the Mariner bullpen.

Upcoming Schedule – All Times Central
9/5   @Mariners   3:10 p.m.
9/6   @Mariners   9:10 p.m.
9/7   @Mariners   9:00 p.m.
9/8   @Mariners   9:10 p.m.
9/9   @Angels       9:05 p.m.
9/10 @Angels       8:05 p.m.
9/11  @Angels      2:35 p.m.