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2012 MLB Standings: Rangers Have A Comfortable Lead In AL West

The Texas Rangers currently have a five-game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the AL West.

ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 06:  The Texas Rangers take on the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 06: The Texas Rangers take on the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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The Texas Rangers have build up sizable five-game lead in the AL West at the quarter point of the 2012 MLB season, and despite being on a minor slump where they have gone 6-6 over their last 12 games they still have a commanding lead over second place Oakland Athletics.

The second through fourth spots are where the West is close as the difference between second place and fourth place is only 3.5 games. It is still very early in the season, but the Rangers look to be on their way to another AL West title.

Moving beyond just the AL West, the Rangers have the second best record in the American League and the third-best record in the Majors.


AL West Standings

W L PCT GB STRK
Texas 26 16 .627 0 Won 1
Oakland 21 21 .500 5 Won 1
Seattle 19 24 .441 8 Won 3
Los Angeles 18 24 .428 8.5 Lost 2

The next series for the Rangers begins Monday and is a three-game road series against the Mariners.

For more on the Rangers go check out Lone Star Ball and go visit Baseball Nation for more news and notes around the Major Leagues.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.