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89-71 - Joy to the World - Rangers Tighten Wild Card Race

Guys, guys, guys, the Rangers are now at 0.0 RAR in baserunning!

We're goin' streaking!
We're goin' streaking!
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The Rangers remembered the Jon Daniels Four Run Theory just in time.

Texas is now on a five-game winning streak and has pulled to within a game of Tampa Bay in the Wild Card chase. With two games remaining, the Rangers still need some help from the Twins or Blue Jays. That said, you can't argue with how the Rangers are playing in baseball's final week.

Don't forget, tomorrow's game begins at 11:05 a.m. CT as Derek Holland tries to help the Rangers claw back into the playoffs in lieu of watching Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL.

Player of the Game: Alex Rios proved once again that he's been a fantastic addition by going 2-3 with 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. In the bottom of the 7th, Rios drove home the go-ahead run and then scored an insurance run, from second base, on an A.J. Pierzynski infield single.