To any sort of baseball fan, it's no secret that the Texas Rangers are the hottest team in the majors right now as they are in the throes of an 11-game winning streak.
They're a team running on all cylinders and poised for a productive stretch run. If the Rangers are going to have any problem winning their second-straight AL West Championship, it's going to be due to the Anaheim Angels.
The Texas Rangers will start a three-game series in Anaheim today—so what better time than now for the Rangers to pad their four-game AL West lead?
Best case scenario: the Rangers sweep and increase their winning streak to 14 (tying a franchise record) and, better yet, catapulting their lead from four to seven games in the AL West.
Worst case scenario: the Rangers are swept by Jered Weaver et al—no problem, although it's never good to be swept by your divisional rivals. However, it wouldn't be the end of the world, because they'd still have a 1 game lead.
A series win would be sufficient—but the way the Rangers have been playing the last two weeks—they are much more likely to be the sweepers rather than the sweepees.
Here's a breakdown of the pitching match-ups over their three-game series in Anaheim...