Posted September 11, 2012 on AP on Fox
With their lead in the AL West shrinking, the Texas Rangers should be happy to return home. Facing the stumbling Cleveland Indians will make them feel even better. After their quietest offensive performance of the season, the Rangers look to rebound and continue their home success Tuesday night against the Indians. Texas entered Sunday's game at Tampa Bay with a chance to win its seventh straight series, but instead managed only two singles and three total baserunners against James Shields in a 6-0 loss. That left the Rangers (83-57) with a 6-4 record on their road trip, and they'll open this series with a three-game lead over surging Oakland in the West. "Today definitely wasn't our day, but we're playing well,'' designated hitter Michael Young said. The three-game lead is the Rangers' smallest since they led the Los Angeles Angels by that same margin entering play on Aug. 1. Six consecutive home games against sub-.500 teams Cleveland (59-82) and Seattle give Texas ample oppo...
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