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Friday a.m. Rangers stuff

The four game win streak comes to an end, and Cliff Lee has another disappointing outing.

Jeff Wilson's game story has quotes from Lee saying that he's not tired and doesn't need more rest...his problem, Lee says, is with his location.

T.R. Sullivan's game story also has quotes from Lee about his problems, saying that the double Michael Cuddyer hit was on a good pitch, but that the Delmon Young homer was a pitch that Lee wishes he could have back.

Evan Grant has a column up on Lee's recent struggles and some similar issues Lee went through last year, and suggests that finding a way to rest Lee would be good for both the pitcher and the team.

Sullivan's notes include updates on Ian Kinsler and Dustin Nippert, along with taking a look at what the Rangers are wanting to do when rosters expand on September 1. 

Anthony Andro writes that Frankie Francisco is feeling good and should be available again starting tonight, and that Kinsler is hoping to go on a rehab assignment this weekend.

Nelson Cruz says he had no issues in his first rehab game last night.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers' performance this year has correlated with Josh Hamilton's performance...when he's mashing, the team is winning.

William Wilkerson says that the Rangers have some interest in Manny Ramirez, but appear unlikely to add him.  He also has some quotes from Daniels about the September 1 roster expansion.

Randy Galloway has a column about Cliff Lee and yesterday's game, and says that, even with Lee's struggles, the deal to acquire him is the best trade in Ranger history.