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BALTIMORE - AUGUST 22:  Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Taylor Teagarden #2 after a 6-4 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on August 22 2010 in Baltimore Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE - AUGUST 22: Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Taylor Teagarden #2 after a 6-4 victory against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on August 22 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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So, after all that, the Rangers end that lousy road trip up 8 on both Anaheim and Oakland.

Jeff Wilson says in his game story that several bad trends ended yesterday, including Vladimir Guerrero's homerless streak, Josh Hamilton's mini-slump, and Tommy Hunter's recent habit of going only three innings.

In the game story on the Ranger website, Josh Hamilton is quoted as saying that there was more energy in the dugout yesterday.

The S-T notes include updates on Scott Feldman, who could be going to the disabled list today, and Matt Treanor, who could be activated from the disabled list today.

The notes on the Rangers website have quotes from Michael Kirkman on his successful major league debut, and an update on Cristian Guzman, who has begun running, although it doesn't sound like he'll be activated until rosters expand.

Gil Lebreton has a column up saying that none of the trade deadline deals Jon Daniels made in 2010 have worked out so far, although he does note that, despite a 22-24 record when he starts, the pitchers are raving about Bengie Molina's "preparation and game-handling skills."

Evan Grant takes a look at how the playoff race is shaking out for the Rangers right now.

And Richard Durrett runs down what Rangers fans should be watching for this week.