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The 2018 Texas Rangers season was the 58th of the Texas Rangers franchise overall, their 47th in Arlington as the Rangers, and their 25th season at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Rangers began the season on March 29 against the Houston Astros and finished the season on September 30 against the Seattle Mariners.

2018 Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers Insignia.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record67–95 (.414)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Ray Davis & Bob R. Simpson
Manager(s)Jeff Banister (through September 19)
Don Wakamatsu (from September 21)
Local televisionFox Sports Southwest
(Dave Raymond, C.J. Nitkowski, Tom Grieve)
Local radioKRLD 105.3 FM (English)
(Eric Nadel, Matt Hicks, Dave Raymond)
KZMP 1540 AM (Spanish)
(Eleno Orlenas, Jerry Romo)
StatsESPN.com
BB-reference
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The Rangers completed a 5–4 triple play in their 8–6 win over the Los Angeles Angels on August 16. It was only the third 5–4 triple play in the expansion era (since 1961). It was also the first triple play since 1912 in which the batter was not retired.[1] The Rangers set a new club record with 13 extra-base hits in a game against the Minnesota Twins on September 2.[2]

On September 21, the Rangers fired Jeff Banister as manager following much speculation.[3] Bench coach Don Wakamatsu was promoted to interim manager for the final 10 games of the season.

Contents

Opening Day lineupEdit

StandingsEdit

American League WestEdit

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636 46–35 57–24
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599 6 50–31 47–34
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 14 45–36 44–37
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 23 42–39 38–43
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 36 34–47 33–48


American League Wild CardEdit

Division Leaders W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 108 54 0.667
Houston Astros 103 59 0.636
Cleveland Indians 91 71 0.562


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 100 62 0.617 +3
Oakland Athletics 97 65 0.599
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 7
Seattle Mariners 89 73 0.549 8
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 0.494 17
Minnesota Twins 78 84 0.481 19
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 24
Texas Rangers 67 95 0.414 30
Detroit Tigers 64 98 0.395 33
Chicago White Sox 62 100 0.383 35
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 39
Baltimore Orioles 47 115 0.290 50


Record against opponentsEdit

2018 American League Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 3–16 3–4 2–5 2–4 1–6 2–4 1–5 1–6 7–12 1–5 1–6 8–11 3–4 5–14 7–13
Boston 16–3 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–4 5–1 6–0 4–3 10–9 2–4 4–3 11–8 6–1 15–4 16–4
Chicago 4–3 4–3 5–14 7–12 0–7 11–8 2–5 7–12 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 4–3 2–4 6–14
Cleveland 5–2 4–3 14–5 13–6 3–4 12–7 3–3 10–9 2–5 2–4 2–5 2–4 4–2 3–4 12–8
Detroit 4–2 2–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 8–11 3–4 7–12 3–4 0–7 3–4 2–4 3–4 4–3 6–14
Houston 6–1 4–3 7–0 4–3 5–1 5–1 13–6 4–2 2–5 12–7 9–10 3–4 12–7 4–2 13–7
Kansas City 4–2 1–5 8–11 7–12 11–8 1–5 1–6 10–9 2–5 2–5 1–5 0–7 2–5 2–5 6–14
Los Angeles 5–1 0–6 5–2 3–3 4–3 6–13 6–1 4–3 1–5 10–9 8–11 1–6 13–6 4–3 10–10
Minnesota 6–1 3–4 12–7 9–10 12–7 2–4 9–10 3–4 2–5 2–5 1–5 3–4 2–4 4–2 8–12
New York 12–7 9–10 4–2 5–2 4–3 5–2 5–2 5–1 5–2 3–3 5–1 10–9 4–3 13–6 11–9
Oakland 5–1 4–2 5–2 4–2 7–0 7–12 5–2 9–10 5–2 3–3 9–10 2–5 13–6 7–0 12–8
Seattle 6–1 3–4 4–2 5–2 4–3 10–9 5–1 11–8 5–1 1–5 10–9 6–1 10–9 3–4 6–14
Tampa Bay 11–8 8–11 2–4 4–2 4–2 4–3 7–0 6–1 4–3 9–10 5–2 1–6 5–1 13–6 7–13
Texas 4–3 1–6 3–4 2–4 4–3 7–12 5–2 6–13 4–2 3–4 6–13 9–10 1–5 3–3 9–11
Toronto 14–5 4–15 4–2 4–3 3–4 2–4 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–13 0–7 4–3 6–13 3–3 13–7

Updated with the results of all games through September 30, 2018.


Game logEdit

2018 Game Log 67–95 (Home: 34–47; Away: 33–48)

Detailed recordsEdit

RosterEdit

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rangers turn rare 5-4 triple play in win over Angels". ESPN.com. August 17, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Dotson, Wesley (September 2, 2018). "Rangers use 9-run 6th to cruise behind Mendez". MLB. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  3. ^ "Jeff Banister out as Texas Rangers manager". Dallas Morning News. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Sullivan, T.R. (March 28, 2018). "Texas Rangers announce 2018 Opening Day lineup". MLB. Retrieved April 14, 2018.

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