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Rangers Top Cardinals in Extra Innings

A very exciting game took place on Sunday afternoon at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Texas Rangers rallied to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals by a score of 5-4 in 10 innings. The Cardinals scored a single run in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game and another run in the top of the tenth inning to take the lead. However, the Rangers batted back and scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the tenth inning to seal the win.

Both of these teams have been hovering around the .500 mark for most of the season. The Cardinals were expected to contend for the title of their division. However, this has not been the case during the first six weeks of the season. The addition of Paul Goldschmidt was thought to be one of the best additions that any team made before the 2019 season. However, the Chicago Cubs and the Milwaukee Brewers have been the class of the division so far. The Cardinals have a lot of problems to iron out before they start to win on a consistent basis. There is still a lot of the season left to be played. The Cardinals will need to upgrade the closer position.

The Rangers have been overachieving so far in 2019. They were one of the worst teams in the American League last year. The fact that they are now 21-23 is a minor miracle when you consider the lack of talent that the team has. The Rangers will most likely not contend for a playoff spot this year. However, the future looks bright. They do have some good players who are very young. They will be reaching their prime a few years from now. The Rangers will be a team to reckon with if these players reach their full potential.

The Rangers have a lot of big contracts that are preventing them from contending as soon as they otherwise would. Shin-soo Choo has a contract that pays him $130 million. That contract is eating up a lot of the team’s financial flexibility. They are also still paying part of Prince Fielder’s contract. The Rangers will be able to do a lot more things once some of these very big contracts start to expire in the next couple of years. However, the Rangers will still have the Astros to contend with in their division.