, the Texas Rangers (5-10, -5.4 units) open a 10-game homestand tonight against the Kansas City Royals.
"It starts with playing better baseball, period," said Rangers manager Jeff Banister, who spared himself the uglier moments of the day by earning an ejection in the third inning for arguing a fair/foul call on an Oakland grounder. "It starts off the mound and with quality at-bats. We've been challenged in all facets."
"I do feel confident that our guys are going to get going and that we will be able to have a sustained attack," Banister said. "A good offense is one that string innings together. It's the one that is hit-and-miss that is challenging. We haven't been able to sustain much yet. We are going to get this going in the right direction."