rangersclinch2016For the seventh time in franchise history and the fourth time in the past seven seasons, the Texas Rangers have won the American League West! Cole Hamels pitched seven shutout innings and Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer in last night’s win in Oakland, clinching the back-to-back division championships.

Today the Rangers hold a slim half-game lead over the Indians and a one game lead over Boston for the best record in the American League and home field advantage throughout the playoffs. So there’s still plenty to play for over the last eight games. rangerswinwest2016

I think I’d like to see Toronto again when the division playoffs begin October 6.