Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 6/25/13
It's amazing the difference seven days can make in a 162-game baseball season. The Rangers appeared to be falling to the wayside as a playoff contender after dropping six straight games to the Indians and Blue Jays. In fact, it was the Rangers who helped jump-start the Blue Jays' 11-game winning streak that was finally snapped by the Rays on Monday. But the Rangers managed to take 3-of-4 games against the A's and swept the best team in baseball, the Cardinals, at Busch Stadium over the weekend. Rangers manager Ron Washington admitted his team could've been "buried" during that difficult stretch, but that's not what happened. They once again sit atop the A.L. West standings with a half-game lead over an A's team that just dropped two of three games to the Mariners. I believe the team basically gave general manager Jon Daniels his marching orders over the past week. The Rangers are going to stay in this race until the end, and it's up to Daniels and his staff to trade for either a f...
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