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And all of the sudden, the Rangers are in sole possession of first place again.  And heading to Seattle for four games against the hated Mariners, who are 4 1/2 games back in the A.L. West.

The big story from yesterday's game, of course, is Andruw Jones going deep in his first three ABs.  Evan Grant says that Jones is seizing the full-time job that has opened up with Chris Davis going down to AAA.

Jeff Wilson says Jones has rebounded from his abysmal 2008 to hit like he was when he was on track to be a Hall of Famer.

Ian Kinsler says he's ready to get back in the lineup after a day off yesterday.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the Roy Halladay trade talk has reached the clubhouse, and the Rangers players would like to see him come to Texas.

Wilson says that the Rangers' strong and deep farm system gives the Rangers a leg up, if they decide to pursue Halladay.  Tom Hicks says that the Rangers would have to be particular about who they were getting and giving up in any deadline deal.

And Jim Reeves has a column up on Eric Nadel.