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67-68 - Cronyism reigns in Arlington, Rangers fall in extras

The Rangers almost beat the Angels but then they definitely did not beat the Angels

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

The Rangers continue to flirt with .500 and tonight .500 finally had enough and asked the Rangers to back off and told them that this isn’t the 1920s and you can’t just court an above .500 record with overbearing persistence. It’s not endearing. It’s creepy. Take a hint, Rangers.

On a personal note, I’m happy to be back watching the Rangers play again and not pissing blood even if sometimes like tonight the two can be barely indistinguishable.

Player of the Game: A.J. Griffin gave up two runs in 5 23 innings against a team that scored nine runs last night. If not for two, two-out extra base hits in the top of the ninth, it would have been good enough for a win.

Up Next: The Rangers conclude this series with the Angels with Martin Perez on the mound for Texas opposite Andrew Heaney of Anaheim with the first pitch scheduled for 2:05 pm CT.