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Monday a.m. Rangers stuff

And it is a good Monday in Rangersland, with the Rangers in first place, having just swept the Royals, and apparently about to have MLB take over the team and consummate its sale to the Greenberg/Ryan group.


Jeff Wilson writes that the bullpen's strong performance was key yesterday in the Rangers' 6-4 win, after Scott Feldman was knocked out early. 

T.R. Sullivan's game story focuses on David Murphy, who busted out of his slump with a strong series against Kansas City.

Evan Grant has his post-game thoughts here.

The one downer from yesterday was Scott Feldman's continuing struggles.  Sullivan writes that the Rangers aren't looking at alternatives to Feldman. 

Gil Lebreton has a column up on Feldman, who has struggled with command issues all year.

Tim Cowlishaw is fired up about small ball.

Nelson Cruz is going to start his rehab assignment tomorrow, rather than today, but could be back in the lineup by Thursday.

Sullivan's notes include the news that, despite Justin Smoak stealing a base on Saturday, he's not going to be moving into the leadoff spot.

And Drew Davison has a story up about Derek Holland's return to the majors.