MLB playoff race: Where the Texas Rangers stand ahead of the final homestand of the season

The MLB playoff picture is intensifying as the season draws to a close. The Texas Rangers have an 82-67 record and currently occupy the final AL Wildcard playoff spot.

What are the Rangers’ chances of making the playoffs ahead of their final homestand of the season?

According to the Rangers currently have a 71.4% of making the playoffs and an 11.4% chance of winning the American League West.

Fangraphs gives the AL West-leading Houston Astros (84-66) a 96.9% chance to make the playoffs and a 74% chance to win the division. The Seattle Mariners (81-68) have a 52.8% chance to make the playoffs and a 14.6% chance to win the division.

The Rangers play their next two series against the Boston Red Sox (74-76) and the Seattle Mariners.

The Rangers matchup with the Mariners will have drastic playoff implications. The Mariners are currently one game behind the Rangers for the final AL Wildcard playoff spot and two and a half games behind the Houston Astros for the AL West lead.

The Rangers have struggled with consistency over their past 13 games with losing streaks of four and three games separated by a six-game winning streak.

During a four-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rangers scored 35 runs and followed that offensive outburst by scoring only six runs when they were swept by the Cleveland Guardians over their past three games.

The Mariners have struggled of late losing their last three games in a row and seven of their last ten overall.

The Rangers series with the Red Sox presents the team with an opportunity to rack up a couple of wins before a crucial divisional clash with the Mariners.

The Red Sox are currently reeling having lost their last four games in a row and only having two wins in their last ten games.

The Rangers begin their series with the Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. CT on Monday at Globe Life Field.