With Oakland winning yesterday, the magic number for the Rangers stays at 12, and the Rangers are 8 games up on the A's in the A.L. West.
In the meantime, with an offday yesterday and the season winding down, things are largely quiet on the Rangers news front this morning.
T.R. Sullivan writes that focus down the stretch is key for the Rangers, as they get ready for the playoffs.
Evan Grant has a story up about Ian Kinsler dealing with ADD, and how that has impacted him.
Barry Shlachter has a story in the S-T in which he talks to William Snyder about the events surrounding the Rangers' auction.
And Buster Olney says that the Cliff Lee trade, and the decision to take Justin Smoak instead of Jesus Montero, could end up coming back to haunt the M's, particularly in light of Smoak's struggles in the majors this year.