The Rangers had a bad series against the Tigers last week. Texas was unable to bring in runs in the final two games here in Arlington, and now face the A’s in a big matchup. The Rangers are only up 5 1/2 games on Seattle and Oakland has a big chance to play spoiler. Currently the team is down and if things go south, we could wonder if Jeff Banister is going to switch up the batting order some to get runs. Currently though the Rangers sit at the top of the American League with a 0.5 game lead over the Indians.