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Monday morning Rangers things

Can't really complain about a 3-3 road trip to Fenway and Yankee Stadium, I don't think.

Vicente Padilla's first start since being placed on waivers was very solid, although he says that there wasn't any special desire to prove the Rangers wrong or anything like that.

Evan Grant thinks Padilla staying and Matt Harrison coming off the d.l. could spell the end of Kris Benson's time with the Rangers, as Derek Holland will be heading back to the bullpen.

Harrison is meeting with Mike Maddux today to see if he will be activated for the start on Thursday, or if he'll make another rehab start.  Frankie Francisco, meanwhile, wasn't available yesterday, but is hoping that another day or two of rest will make him good to go.

Kevin Sherrington writes that people expect the Rangers to collapse, but they just keep winning, even with Chris Davis not hitting, Josh Hamilton hurting, one of their starters going unclaimed on waivers, their closer missing time with injury, and their primary setup man having arrived as a waiver claim earlier this season.