This is now 9 series in a row that have been either won or split. The Rangers are back at .500, and are 4 back of the hated Angles.
Evan Grant notes that the Rangers surge has coincided with the team going with a roughly 50/50 playing time split between Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Gerald Laird. Grant says no one is thrilled with the arrangement, but it is working and the team is winning, so it isn't likely to change anytime soon.
Hank Blalock is still dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and won't be activated until Friday, at the earliest.
Jeff Wilson says Doug Mathis will be heading back down to make room for Kevin Millwood, and overcame a rough start to allow just three hits over the last four innings.