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88-62 - Texas inexplicably loses series to Oakland, game to Ross Detwiler

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The Rangers in 2016 actually lost a game against Ross Detwiler

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How are you going to let Ross Detwiler do you like that, Rangers?

Colby Lewis allowing a solo home run to Khris Davis for his 436th home run against Texas this year was a near certainty, but Colby becoming uncharacteristically wild in the top of the 6th as he walked three and turned a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit wasn't something I expected to see.

I also didn't expect to see the Rangers score just twice off Detwiler who wasn't even very good today as the Rangers reached via a hit or walk eight times against the former Ranger.

Of course, Davis would homer again in the 8th with a two-run dong off Keone Kela to put a lethargic Rangers team out of their misery. Davis' two home runs gave him the all time record for most home runs in a season by an opposing player so that's something that's a true fact.

Here's a list of notable, good players who haven't even hit 10 home runs this season:

  • Jason Heyward
  • Yadier Molina
  • Brett Gardner
  • Jacoby Ellsbury
  • Starling Marte

The Magic Number remains at 5 regardless of what happens in the game between the Mariners and Astros since those teams are tied for second place in the West. However, whichever team loses that game will have an elimination number of 4.

In the race for home field throughout the playoffs, Cleveland also lost today so the Rangers remain a game and a half ahead of Cleveland for the best record in the American League.

Player of the Game: Dak Prescott.

Up Next: The Rangers welcome the Angels to Arlington for a series with Martin Perez set to make the start against RHP Jhoulys Chacin of Anaheim.  Monday night's first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.