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Rangers visit A's with wild-card berth in sight

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers hope to use a break in the schedule to creep closer in the American League wild-card picture when they open a three-game series against the last-place Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Thanks to a three-game sweep in Seattle, the Rangers (76-76) will take the field in Oakland 2 1/2 games behind the Minnesota Twins (79-74) in the race for the AL's second wild-card spot, tied with the Los Angeles Angels (76-76).

Texas has some catching up to do but has a favorable schedule to potentially make it happen. After facing fellow playoff contenders over the past 13 games, the Rangers will see the A's in six of their last nine.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Lowrie.280
HR: K. Davis39
RBI: K. Davis102
SB: M. Semien11
W: S. Manaea11
ERA: S. Manaea4.56
Saves: S. Casilla16
K: S. Manaea134
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Houston 9359.612-
LA Angels 7676.50017
Texas 7676.50017
Seattle 7479.48419.5
Oakland 6983.45424
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .246 (24)
Runs: 700 (18)
Hits: 1266 (24)
Home Runs: 222 (5)
Stolen Bases: 56 (25)
OBP: .321 (19)
SLG: .437 (10)
Total Bases: 2249 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.74 (24)
Runs Allowed: 790 (27)
Saves: 31 (23)
Strikeouts: 1129 (27)
OpBA: .263 (20)
OBP: .328 (14)
SLG: .442 (23)
Run Support: 4.69 (17)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/5 R. Alcantara Purchased From Minors
9/5 P. Blackburn Transferred to 60-Day DL (Bruised right forearm)
9/5 D. Mengden Called Up from Minors
9/5 R. Núñez Called Up from Minors
9/5 J. Wendle Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/18 J. Cotton Right groin strain (day-to-day)
8/28 J. Lowrie Shin bruise (day-to-day)
8/23 P. Blackburn Bruised right forearm (on 60-day DL)
7/25 J. Phegley off 10-day DL
7/4 J. Cotton off 10-day DL
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