The Brewers, fresh off losing a series to the Cincinnati Reds at home, came to Arlington tonight and beat the American League West champs in only the second most insurable thing on television this evening.
With the loss, the Rangers no longer have the best record in the American League. With Boston getting the night off, the Rangers now trail the Red Sox in the race for home field through the playoffs by a half game with just five games to play.
The Rangers, on paper, had the advantage in the home field race as they play two bad teams at home to end the season but the Rangers don't seem capable of beating bad teams consistently for some reason so now, were the season to end as it is now, the Rangers would open the playoffs against the Cleveland Indians in Arlington.
Luckily for the Rangers, only good teams make the playoffs.
Player(s) of the Game: Elvis Andrus is now hitting .302 this season as he went 3-for-4 tonight with two runs scored from the 9th spot in the order. Also, Jeremy Jeffress was good in his return and Carlos Gomez continued to rake going 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base.
Up Next: The Rangers unfortunately play the Brewers again tomorrow night and not a team with a winning record where they would stand a chance to win. A.J. Griffin will make the start for Texas against RHP Jimmy Nelson of Milwaukee. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.