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Hey, a win!  A strong effort from Derek Holland last night, along with the Bats getting on track, stopped the Rangers' losing streak at five games, keeping them from matching their longest losing streak of the season.

Anthony Andro writes in his game story that the mood was upbeat in the Ranger clubhouse after the game, in the wake of a blowout win that had strong pitching, strong hitting, and quality defense.

Richard Durrett has some post-game thoughts on the win.

The notes on the Rangers website discuss Cliff Lee being slated to pitch again this weekend against the Yankees, and says that Esteban German will not be eligible for post-season play.  However, from what I've seen in the rules, given that the Rangers have players who will still be injured and thus unable to play come October, they could add German to the post-season roster to replace one of those players.

Andro's notes talk about Lee, and about Ron Washington wanting to be able to use the same lineup consistently, even though he hasn't been able to for most of this season.