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With the postseason discipline set, baseball followers can now stay up for watching the Texas Rangers tackle the Tampa Bay Rays within the first spherical of the MLB postseason throughout Wild Card week.
Following Sunday’s outcomes, the 2 90-plus win squads came upon that they will be dealing with one another in one of the anticipated battles of your entire postseason.
After getting off to a traditionally nice begin, Tampa Bay cooled off only a bit in the midst of the marketing campaign and finally bought surpassed by the Baltimore Orioles and their younger, gifted core.
Regardless of profitable 99 video games, it simply wasn’t sufficient to clinch an AL East crown.
They will nonetheless be seen as one of many favorites to return out of the American League given their wealth of postseason expertise.
As for the Rangers, they have been concerned in one of the tightly-contested divisional races in current reminiscence with the Houston Astros that went all the way down to the ultimate day of the common season.
The 2 groups completed tied at 90-72 however Houston held the tiebreaker in opposition to its in-state Rival, clinching the division and a first-round bye.
Texas now finds itself having one of many hardest attracts of any postseason squad.
MLB followers are extra hyped about this one than another Wild Card collection.
Kyle Burger @kyle_burger
Rays vs Rangers #WildCard Sequence
Tues. – Recreation 1 – 3:08 p.m. (ABC)
Wed. – Recreation 2 – 3:08 p.m. (ABC)
Thurs. – Recreation 3* – 3:08 p.m. (ABC)
What a loopy journey… and that i imply loopy journey. for the primary time since 2016 the Rangers shall be taking part in Postseason Baseball beginning Tuesday vs the Tampa Bay Rays. It has been exhausting however we lastly bought right here what a superb season going from a 68 win season in 2022 to 90 win season this… pic.twitter.com/cP2k3fhEvw
David Patino @david_patin0
Good ole rangers vs rays matchup identical to in 2010 and 2011 https://t.co/CWh5fhZ6Ri
2010 Texas Rangers: 90-72, beat the Rays within the first spherical of the playoffs. Go to World Sequence
2023 Texas Rangers: 90-72 play the Rays within the first spherical of the playoffs. ????
Rangers-Rays wild card collection pic.twitter.com/bW6os1Alg9
Ohio’s Nick @ohiosnick
My favourite video games heading into #MLB Wild Card week
WE HAVE POSTSEASON BASEBALL FOLKS!!
WOuld have a lot fairly Miami play the Brewers however excited to see that younger crew, additionally Rangers v. Rays is insane https://t.co/9zr5x59ALb
charger #Boltup(2-2)⚡️ @713SOD
all the things is actually pointing to the Rangers getting bounced within the wild card spherical by the Rays
The Rangers and Rays have a little bit of postseason historical past, with the 2 groups assembly up again in each 2010 and 2011. Texas got here out on high in each collection as they have been present process one of the profitable intervals in franchise historical past, making it to the World Sequence in every of these seasons.
The newest chapter will start Tuesday at 3:08 p.m. ET on ABC.