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Anaheim with the loss to Boston last night, dropping them to 7.5 games back of Texas and into a tie with Oakland.  Dan Haren was knocked out after being hit in the forearm by a Kevin Youkilis line drive, and will be examined today.

Evan Grant has an update on the Rangers' ongoing hunt for a righthanded hitter who can play first base, with Jorge Cantu being the most likely target.

Jeff Wilson writes that the team's uncertain finances have made acquiring a righty bat more complicated.

Richard Durrett takes a look at potential trade target Ty Wigginton.

Rich Harden had a strong outing yesterday in AAA, striking out 10 and walking just 1 in 6 innings of work.

T.R. Sullivan has a lengthy, positive piece on Ron Washington, and how the Rangers' performance this year is a reflection of him as a manager.

Wilson has a story on Josh Hamilton, and how he is carrying the Rangers this year.

Chris Cox has a piece on Engel Beltre, whom the Rangers apparently refused to give up when Seattle asked for him as part of the Cliff Lee trade, and who this season seems to have turned a corner in translated his tools into performance.

Barry Shlachter has a story up on yesterday's proceedings in bankruptcy court, and says that Mark Cuban is supposed to announce today whether or not he will bid on the Rangers.