Pole Position

Courtesy of:  Baseball Prospectus  

Courtesy of: Baseball Prospectus 

At 90% to make the postseason and 77.7% to win the American League West (per BP), the Rangers' odds of capturing its 3rd AL West crown in 6 seasons remain very strong. No Texas fan wanted to have to sweat this one out -- as the club's 4.5-game cushion has shrunk to +1.5 in just 3 days -- but this is the price you pay for being the hunted rather the hunter. 

FanGraphs has the Rangers at 65.8% to win the AL West