In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
The Texas Rangers have leaped upon the void left by the death of George Steinbrenner and are setting the standard for American League excellence.
Matt Harrison pitched seven strong innings, Adrian Beltre snapped a 13-game homerless drought and the Texas Rangers beat the New York Mets 8-1 on Friday night.
Undefeated Matt Harrison and Texas tied an AL record by turning six double plays and the Rangers picked up where they left off last October, beating the New York Yankees 5-3 Friday night.