The Texas Rangers are on the cusp of the playoffs as the MLB season is reaching its end. Their potential road to the 2013 World Series would include possible series against several different AL and NL teams.

One team the Rangers could face is the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are currently in first place of the AL Central and might match up against the Rangers if they were to win the AL West. The Rangers played the Tigers seven times this season and won four of those games.

If the Rangers were to reach their ultimate goal of a World Series, one potential matchup would be against the Pittsburgh Pirates who are a wild-card team if the playoffs were to start today. The Rangers are currently in a three-game series against the Pirates in Arlington. Andrew McCutchen leads the Pirates offense, while the pitching ERA is ranked third in the MLB.

As the Rangers continue to battle for the AL West and try to secure a playoff spot, check out some of their potential matchups on the road to the World Series.

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