Friday a.m. Rangers stuff

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 19: Craig Gentry #23 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with his teammates after a 10-3 win over the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on April 19, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. The Rangers defeated the Tigers 10-3. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

The Rangers are now 11-2. Anaheim is now 4-9. The Angels, after spending $300+ million this offseason, are 7 games back, two weeks into the season.

Jeff Wilson's game story describes yesterday as being Yu Darvish's best start to date, with Darvish saying that his command is improving and that he's "slowly going in the right direction."

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about the Rangers' starting pitching keying their fast start.

Richard Durrett's "Rapid Reaction" is at the ESPN Dallas blog.

Gerry Fraley has his post-game thoughts at the DMN blog.

Durrett has a story on Darvish's performance yesterday, including quotes from Darvish.

Mike Napoli says that he's feeling comfortable at the plate again, after a bad start to the season. Homering in four straight games probably helps.

Richard Justice writes that Pudge Rodriguez, who is announcing his retirement and being honored in a pre-game ceremony on Monday, is a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

Anthony Castrovince has a story on Josh Hamilton, talking about his great play and the toll his style of play takes on his body, with some surprisingly candid quotes from Jon Daniels about what Daniels thinks of the head-first dives into first base.

Anthony Andro writes that you can buy a piece of history by bidding on the hat Jose Canseco wore when the home run ball bounced off his head and over the fence.

The S-T's notes have Ron Washington talking about Pudge Rodriguez, Michael Young returning to the lineup, and Yorvit Torrealba catching Yu Darvish.

Sullivan's notes have quotes from Washington on three Rangers pitchers, stuff about the All Star ballot, and reflections on Pudge Rodriguez.

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