Sunday a.m. Rangers things

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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

And the Rangers look for the sweep today...

Jeff Wilson's game story highlights the efforts of Alexi Ogando and Craig Gentry yesterday, and talks about how the Rangers' starting pitching has carried them to first place.

Former FWST columnist Jim Reeves has the game story at the Rangers' website, and has praise for Ogando.

Anthony Andro's game story praises the work of Alexi Ogando, who continues to Rangers' streak of getting quality efforts from their starting pitchers.

Gerry Fraley writes that Ogando was finally able to break out of a four week winless streak last night.

Todd Wills has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog.

Tanner Scheppers hit Mike Napoli with a pitch last night, but Scheppers insists it was accidental.

Wills writes about Craig Gentry being a difference-maker the past two games.

Gil Lebreton has a column on Gentry and Leonys Martin combining to take the place of Josh Hamilton, with Lebreton saying the low-maintenance Gentry and Leonys are a nice change of pace, off the field, from the high maintenance Hamilton.

Kevin Sherrington has a column with thoughts from Ron Washington on why there are fewer African American kids playing baseball.

Drew Davison has a story on minor league righthander Luke Jackson, who went from pitching 8 innings his sophomore year in high school to going in the supplemental first round of the 2010 draft.

The S-T's notes talk about Joe Nathan's recent inactivity, David Murphy's stomach bug, and Colby Lewis's latest start in extended spring.

The Rangers' website notes talk about Murphy's stomach bug, Colby Lewis and Martin Perez being close to a return, and Ron Washington praising Jeff Baker.

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