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