Posted September 07, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Texas Rangers are starting to get comfortable atop the AL West. The Tampa Bay Rays are anything but content, but they could change that very soon. While the Rangers attempt to continue building their division lead, the Rays will try to stay close in the AL East race in the opener of this three-game series Friday night in St. Petersburg. Texas (82-55) owns the league's best record and has a 5 1/2-game lead on second-place Oakland in the West thanks to an 11-4 run. While the A's were swept by the Angels this week, the Rangers took advantage by taking three of four at Kansas City following Michael Young's run-scoring single in the 10th inning of Thursday's 5-4 victory. Texas is aiming to reach the postseason for a franchise-record third straight year, but so is Tampa Bay (75-62). The Rays are two games behind East co-leaders Baltimore and New York while sitting 1 1/2 back of Oakland for the AL's second wild-card slot. While the Orioles and Yankees square off this weekend, the...
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