What a weekend for the Rangers. A sweep of the Yankees. Magic number is down to 12. The Rangers' lead over Oakland is 8.5 games. BP has the Rangers' chances of making the playoffs at over 99.5%.
Oh, and Cliff Lee came back from missing a start and getting his back tended to with a dominant performance, allowing 2 hits and walking 3 in 8 innings, with the Yankees getting just one run.
Jeff Wilson's game story says Lee's performance makes the Rangers much more confident in their chances come October.
Todd Wills' game story sings the praises of Lee and of Julio Borbon, whose two out drag bunt single brought the winning run home for Texas.
Evan Grant says this weekend's sweep gives the Rangers a blueprint for success in October.
Richard Durrett has his post-game thoughts after yesterday's game.
William Wilkerson writes that Vladimir Guerrero is focuses on staying healthy right now.
Anthony Andro's notes hit on Ron Washington's march up the Rangers' all time managerial win list and Elvis Andrus's back-to-back 30 steal seasons.
Gil Lebreton has a column on yesterday's sterling performance by Lee, and what it means for the playoffs.