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  1. Wild-card race: Extra baseball on tap?

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- And then there were three. The Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians and Tampa Bay Rays are fighting for two wild-card spots in the American League and go into a weekend where scoreboard watching will be unavoidable. The Rangers...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  2. That four-error inning? Forget about it

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Consider this: The Rangers overcame the worst inning of defense in franchise history Thursday night to stay alive in a wild American League wild-card race. Isn't baseball fun? The night ended with a celebration at home plate...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  3. Buzz: Perez would get tiebreaker game

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers are in a position, with the American League wild card race so tightly bunched, that they could have to play a tiebreaker game against either Cleveland or Tampa Bay next week with the winner getting into the wild card g...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 7, Astros 3

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers finished off a sweep of the Houston Astros on Wednesday night with a 7-3 victory and they needed it, because the teams they are chasing in the American League wild-card race keep on winning. The Rangers completed th...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  5. Buzz: Wash doesn't see joy in Arlington

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington refused to lament his club's situation Wednesday, still stuck behind Tampa Bay and Cleveland in the American League wild-card race. He wants the fans to be excited, to enjoy these last five games....

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. A look inside the AL wild-card race

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers say they're not desperate, still on the outside looking in in the American League wild-card race. But they need some help, starting with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins as the final week...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  7. No margin for error now for Rangers

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Well, the Texas Rangers are up against it now, no longer in control of their destiny to the postseason. Faced with needing a win to keep pace with the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians in the American League wild-card race, ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Royals 1

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was all Matt Garza on Saturday night in Kansas City. And, boy, did the Texas Rangers ever need this. Garza kept Texas right on the heels of the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians in the American League wild-card race, allo...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  9. Rapid Reaction: Royals 2, Rangers 1

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Rangers just can't take the upper hand in the American League wild-card race. In a tight game Friday night, Texas blinked first when Neftali Feliz walked in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth and the Kansas City ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  10. A look inside the wild-card race

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The American League wild-card race gets tighter and tighter, with six teams separated by only 3.5 games. Headlining this weekend's series is Texas versus the Kansas City Royals and Tampa Bay Rays versus the Baltimore Orioles. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 7, Rays 1

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- All the bad streaks are over. The Rangers got a lead, with a home run no less, and never looked back for a 7-1 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, ending a seven-game losing streak. AL wild-card race: The Rangers ar...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  12. A look inside the wild-card race

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers can set their sights on the wild-card race now. The weekend ended with the Rangers for all intents and purposes dropping out of the American League West race after finishing the worst homestand in franchise hist...

    Blog | September 16, 2013