A lousy way to end the homestand yesterday. If on Friday, the Rangers did everything right across the board, on Sunday, the Rangers had failures in every element of their game, across the board.
Texas could have buried Oakland with a sweep, but at this point, the A's are 7.5 back, and still clinging to life in the A.L. West race.
Jeff Wilson's game story notes that the Rangers are now 1-4 against Oakland in day games this year.
Frank Francisco won't be back anytime real soon, as the Rangers are being cautious with him, wanting to make sure he's ready to go come playoff time.
Gil Lebreton has a column about how Hurricane Katrina impacted Ron Washington.
Jean-Jacques Taylor writes that, while the Rangers have just gone 12-13 in the month of August, the A's haven't done much better and the Angels have been worse, so the Rangers are still in good shape in the A.L. West.