Ready for playoffs?
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is
trying his best to play down the significance of a three-game sweep
of the New York Yankees.
Washington says it only means the Rangers "played for three
days better than they did." Though he adds it's obvious that Texas
can play with anybody on certain days.
If AL West-leading Texas can do that again next month, it could
win a playoff series for the first time. Even if the Rangers again
have to face New York, the team that knocked them out of the
postseason all three times they made it in the late 1990s.
With 19 regular-season games left, the Rangers have an 8½-game
lead over Oakland in the AL West. They've won five straight since
losing five in a row.
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