The Texas Rangers have been on the losing end of the last two World Series. Based on their start this season, they have every intention of getting back to the Fall Classic for a third straight season. The Rangers top the majors with a 17-5 record, tying their second best April in team history (April, 1989) and one win behind their best April of 18 wins in 1998. In the National League, the L.A. Dodgers top the league with a 16-7 mark.
Will this April success lead to October glory for these two teams? Here’s a few stats re: April records since 2000:
* Of the 27 teams that either tied for or had the best April record in their league since 2000, 15 of them made it to the playoffs that year.