Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/25/12
Seattle gains ground May has not been kind to the AL West. The division has a 43-44 record in May, with just Oakland and Los Angeles enjoying winning records. With such a lackluster month, division records remain relatively unchanged. Current Standings Texas Rangers: 27-18 Oakland Athletics: 22-23 (5 GB) Seattle Mariners: 21-25 (6.5 GB) Los Angeles Angels: 20-25 (7 GB) The Enemies Texas Rangers- Josh Hamilton’s Huge Week Leads Rangers If you’re not a Texas Rangers fan, you’re envious. Don’t pretend you’re not. You’re envious because they have Josh Hamilton, and you don’t. In one week, the AL MVP/AL Triple Crown favorite doubled his home run total, from 9 to 18. That was the same week that he had a monstrous 4 home run game, a feat more rare than a perfect game. Josh Hamilton is leading the Rangers Outside of Hamilton, the Rangers remain one of the league’s most dangerous teams. They have one of baseballs best 1-2 combos with Ian Kinsler (5 home runs, 7 stolen bases) and Elvis
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