You take what's probably the best lineup/roster in the American League, pin them up against a red-hot Rangers team playing well at home, and this is more or less the series you were expecting.
If this series was any sort of barometer for Texas (65-61), it passed. Setting aside the 12-4 blowout on Wednesday, the Rangers had a strong chance of winning the opener, and they did win the finale, so it's hard to really complain with the results. Shawn Tolleson's 2nd blown save in 27 chances was a hard pill to swallow on Tuesday, but if you're giving me my closer in the 9th inning with a one-run advantage on any given night, I'll take those odds.
This weekend the Rangers are at home against Baltimore (63-64), one of four teams within 2.5 games of the WC2 spot that Texas currently holds.