Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

Proof that the Rangers can win a baseball game - Tom Pennington

Happy Yuesday!

Whew.

Todd Wills provides the Rapid Reaction to the Rangers' momentary hysterics-calming 8-7 win over the Oakland Athletics.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the game and writes about the big efforts by Nelson Cruz, A.J. Pierzynski and the bullpen in snapping the losing streak.

Drew Davison's game story is on the Rangers breaking out of their slump. Says Cruz: "We came back and played like Texas Rangers."

Wills writes more on the "great team win" which saw the Rangers overcome a week's worth of doubt, a 6-3 deficit in the middle innings, and a carousel of abortions performed by the umpiring crew last night.

Behind the DMN paywall, Tim Cowlishaw writes that the Rangers had a power surge but there are still plenty of questions about the sustainability of the offense.

Keith Whitmire has a piece on the efforts of Neal Cotts in keeping the Rangers in the game yesterday after Nick Tepesch fell apart. Cotts pitched 2 1/3 hitless innings on a night where the bullpen combined to go 5 1/3 innings of two-hit ball and retired 13 straight A's at one point.

Behind the DMN paywall, Evan Grant ponders if it's time to return to Martin Perez to help a struggling back of the rotation.

Anthony Andro writes about the Rangers giving Jurickson Profar a crash course on playing the outfield to keep him in the big leagues.

Sullivan's Notebook covers Joakim Soria readying for a rehab assignment, Lance Berkman recharging, Profar becoming the youngest DH in team history, and various other items.

Davison and Christian Clark share notes duty and cover Berkman being old, Profar's outfield work, and many injury updates.

Grants blogs about the Rangers signing intriguing 10th round draft pick Cole Wiper out of Oregon.

Lastly, MLB.com's Andrew Simon previews game two of this four game series with the A's which will feature Yu Darvish going for his first win in a month against Jarrod Parker.

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