Rangers raise AL West flag in pregame ceremonies

The Texas Rangers raised their AL West championship flag in

ceremonies before Monday night’s game against the Seattle


The Rangers clinched their first division title since 1999 on

Saturday in Oakland, then celebrated with their fans on Monday when

they opened a season-ending seven-game homestand.

One slot on the left of the row of flags over the outfield

facade was blank until the AL West flag was revealed. The crowd

responded with a standing ovation.

The team also unveiled an outfield banner commemorating the AL

West title.

”It’s special for me, but more special for the players, that

fans can see that these guys are champions,” manager Ron

Washington said.