Pre-season predictors said look to the Left Coast
But if not there, then for sure, to the great Northwest
When it came to placing your bet for a winner
Of the coming season’s American League west

But as the current baseball year comes to a close
Another season fading with the summer sun
It’s those two disregarded teams out of Texas
Holding onto spots for this year’s fall playoff run

Strong starting pitching and lots of power hitting
Together with key moves right at the trade deadline
In a playoff race that’s coming down to the wire
Have the Astros and Rangers both ready to shine