Four in a row.

Corey Seager jump-starts the game with a two-run homer in the first.

For the fourth time this season, the Rangers have a four-game winning streak.

They’ve never gotten over that hump to push it to five. But today might be different. One, they have Max Scherzer on the mound. Two, they are facing the Angels, a miserable franchise currently mired in miserableness.

But these last four victories are different than other four-game winning streaks. These have been dominating. These have featured offense. Offense has been something missing from the Rangers for the better part of three months.

Two batters into the game, the Rangers were up 2-0. It’s been rare when both Semien and Seager have led off the game with hits. But the Rangers lineup produced. Two hits from Semien and Seager at one and two. Josh Smith, hitting third, collected a hit. Wyatt Langford picked up two. Adolis Garcia got a hit. Nathanial Lowe, three. That’s eleven hits from the top six guys in the lineup. 

That’s how you score nine runs, that’s how you keep the pressure on, rack up wins. The Rangers are still six games under .500 and seven games out of the last wild card. They dug themselves into a deep hole that might be too hard to get out of.

But at least they are finally fun to watch. Maybe they can build momentum until reality sets in with three games in Houston, then three against Baltimore. 

For right now, they are playing the lowly Angels. Beef up on this pitiful team. Then take on Houston and Baltimore and see where the chips fall. 

See if this team is actually for real this time.