The Rangers have nine games left. They are 90-63.
Cleveland has ten games left. They are 89-63. Just one half game behind Texas.
Boston has nine games left. They are 89-64. Just one game behind Texas.
The race for the best record in the American League, and with it home field advantage, is razor thin.
That’s because Texas is stumbling to the finish line, going 10-9 in September, while Boston is 15-5 in September and Cleveland is 13-7.
The next nine games will determine a lot. It would behoove the Rangers to start winning.
Cole Hamels (14-5, 3.42) vs. Kendall Graveman (10-6, 4,59)
Game time: 9:10
RANGERS MAGIC NUMBER: 1