Series Preview: Blue Jays Have Rangers in Their Crosshairs

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Aug 23, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Ben Revere (7) celebrates with his team after running in a score against the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

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It has been one interesting road trip so far. Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey finally faltered a bit for the first time in forever but the offense stood up once again to take down their opponents. If after 5 games of this 8 game road trip you were to point to the game they for sure would have lost I am quite right in saying most of Blue Jays land would have pegged that loss to come in Philly and not Los Angeles. No Matter.  5-1 already guarantees a winning road trip but that’s not good enough anymore.

Between the bashing of Edwin Encarnacion ( .407/.457/.797 in August and riding a 23 game on base streak), the mashing of Josh Donaldson (.342/.429/.776 in August with 9 home runs) and the thrashing of Jose Bautista (.293 BA with a 1.004 OPS) the offense is clicking as well as it has all season. The pitching has a 2.75 ERA in August which is second in the AL only to the Houston Astros and amazingly the staff ERA is 5th(!) in the AL for the season. Remember when they were only ahead of only those pesky Red Sox for much of the first half? Seems like so very long ago. This is what they are bringing to the Lone Star State and the home of the Texas Rangers.

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