Rangers still face challenges after winning streak

The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak — but if the season ended now, they wouldn’t make the playoffs.

The Rangers still face their share of challenges, especially since they’re in the AL West, where Houston has baseball’s best record and a 5 ½-game lead. Texas won 10 in a row before Saturday’s loss at Detroit, but all that run did was help erase a poor start to the season.

It was the eighth time since the start of 2015 that a major league team won at least 10 in a row within the same season. Seven different teams have accomplished it, with Toronto pulling it off twice in 2015.

The six teams that did it besides the Rangers all went on to make the postseason. Right now, Texas is 1 ½ games behind the American League’s second wild card. The Rangers rank toward the bottom of the AL in batting average (.237) and on-base percentage (.316), yet they’re fourth in runs (215)….

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