- The Rays are 49-75, 26.5 games behind the Spankees and 6 games behind the Horioles. They come into this series having lost their last 2 games and they are 5-13 in August. They are 0-5 against the Rangers this season including a 2-game sweep at the Trop in May.
- The Rangers are 65-60, 5.5 games behind the A’s in 3rd place of the AL West. They are 9-2 in their previous 11 games. They are coming off a series that saw them win 3 of 4 from the Tigers.
- The Rangers have snuck up on the AL West after many thought they were dead, which has some fans thinking playoffs. Little do they know that they first need to fire Buck Showalter and then they will win it all the very next season.
- Maybe we can clone Carl Crawford…In the last week, C. C. is 14-23 (.609) with 6 RBI and 7 stolen bases and is now 10th in the AL in hitting (.317). He is hitting .391 since the All-Star break.
Rangers, Adam Eaton, RHP (3-2, 3.86)
Devil Rays, James Shields, RHP (5-6, 4.75)
Rangers, Vicente Padilla, RHP (12-7, 4.39)
Devil Rays, Scott Kazmir, LHP (10-8, 3.31)
Rangers, Kevin Millwood, RHP (12-8, 4.58)
Devil Rays, Casey Fosum, LHP (6-5, 5.06)
Rangers, Edinson Volquez, RHP (1-2, 4.02)
Devil Rays, Tim Corcoran, RHP (4-5, 4.13)