Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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Good morning.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the Rangers' 2-0 shut out victory over the Washington Nationals to cap off a win in the final game of the longest road trip of the season.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers won yesterday despite rolling with a beat up lineup because Yu Darvish is super rad.

Drew Davison recaps the win and notes that the Rangers collected their MLB-leading 11th shutout and ended the 11-game road trip with a successful 7-4 record thanks to No. 11 Darvish.

In a wacky quirk of the replay era, Sullivan explains how the Rangers managed to lose a manager's challenge twice on the same play in the 1st inning yesterday.

Grant notes that Derek Holland isn't quite ready to begin a rehab assignment because he still feels weakness in his knee when doing fielding drills. Holland is probably about a month or more away.

Sullivan's Notebook covers Tanner Scheppers' status, the grim state of first base, various aliments of various Rangers and other items.

Davison has notes on the Rangers resting several players yesterday, Donnie Murphy's debut at first base, and the team's visit to the U.S. Capitol building.

Here's a DMN slideshow of how the Ranger top prospects fared last week including a big week from Nick Williams.

Speaking of Ranger prospects, Fox Sports Southwest's Steve Hunt profiles Joey Gallo's otherworldly 2014 season.

Lastly, ESPN remembers 10-cent beer night days before the 40th anniversary of the Rangers winning the forfeited game against the Cleveland Indians. Tom Grieve probably still wakes up in a cold sweat.

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