Offensively, the Rangers managed three hits and one walk while fanning 10 times over the final eight innings, all scoreless and all against the second-worst team in baseball, which started a veteran pitcher who’d been released three weeks ago by the American League’s worst team.
And they won.
The Angels had more hits and more walks and more runs and fewer strikeouts against Matt Cain plus four Giants relievers than the Rangers had against Jason Marquis and a couple Padres relievers.
But the Angels lost.
So is this:
Ninety-four games left, eight out of 10 and a season-high 14 games over .500, a June-high five-game division lead.
Zero games left, and a win in the final one.
It’s all good.