HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 12: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 12, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
With the Texas Rangers' 2013 season long-gone in the rear-view, let's take a look at some of the season's defining moments, both good and bad, in a season that ultimately fell short of the Rangers' expectations.
Moment: A week after being swept at home by Baltimore, the Rangers went on the road and were swept by an upstart Cleveland Indians team.
When/Where: July 26-28, Cleveland
What: After scoring just 10 runs in a four-game series in Yankee Stadium, which Texas split, the Rangers went to Cleveland in the midst of what ended up being the beginning of their offensive woes that extended for much of the season. In the three games at Progressive Field, the Rangers were shut out twice over the weekend after scoring eight runs in a loss on Friday night. The two shutouts in that series were two of four for the Rangers in the month of July. Their 1-0 loss to the Indians was a pitcher's duel between Justin Masterson and Yu Darvish, who allowed a leadoff homer to Michael Bourn and nothing else. But things were about to pick up in a big way...
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