The Texas Rangers are finally back at their ballpark and they could use some home cooking. The Oakland A's may be the perfect guests.
The Rangers open a seven-game homestand with a three-game series beginning Monday night against AL West rival Oakland. Texas is coming off a 3-6 road trip out of the All-Star break.
The West-leading Rangers (57-42) did win the final two on the road at defending World Series champion Kansas City. Sunday's 2-1 victory ended a stretch in which the Rangers played only four home games in a 28-day span beginning on June 27.