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Washington's focus on winning, not standings

Washington's focus on winning, not standings

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Washington's focus on winning, not standings

ARLINGTON -- Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't concerned about the A's widening the margin in the American League West race, nor is he worried about six teams fighting for two Wild Card spots.

Washington only cared about one thing Sunday.

"Right now we're just trying to win a ballgame," Washington said. "I'm not thinking about no playoffs, I'm not thinking about anything. We're just trying to win a ballgame. I just want to win a ballgame. Can you help me?"

The Rangers haven't executed over five games against the Pirates and A's leading up to the final contest in the homestand. They have yet to take a lead all week, dropping five straight games entering the series finale against the A's. Washington never imagine his club would get in a rut in the final month of the season.

"We've got guys out there that have delivered in RBI situations before, we just haven't been able to do it," Washington said. "It's not us, but we've just got to keep fighting."

Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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