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Cinco de Mayo Rangers Update

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Ron looks so happy that he didn't have to use a reliever
Ron looks so happy that he didn't have to use a reliever

Coming into the game in the midst of their first three game losing streak of the season, the Rangers got exactly what they needed from C.J. Wilson. In addition to striking out 12 Mariners and allowing only six hits, Wilson threw 125 pitches to complete the ballgame and pick up a hard-earned win. That was a game that ace pitchers have.

Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas has an article about Wilson's night and how was able to work through the final four frames after throwing 87 pitches through five innings.

Jeff Wilson (unrelated to C.J. Wilson) has a game recap up at the Star-Telegram where he notes that C.J.'s 12 Ks tied his career high.

T.R. Sullivan's game recap is also mostly about C.J. but it also mentions that the Rangers are the only team to beat Michael Pineda this season and have now done so twice. Not that it was easy. Pineda is going to be a pain for a long while.

Durrett has some reactions from the game last night and notes that C.J. is now 13-6 in games he has started after a Rangers loss.

In Rangers injured pitchers news, Anthony Andro reports that Neftali Feliz had a successful rehab outing and is expected to be activated from the DL on Friday and Tommy Hunter was healthy and effective in four innings in a rehab start in Frisco.

Gerry Fraley writes behind the DMN paywall about Feliz regaining the triple digit speed on his fastball in his rehab appearance.

Sullivan's notebook mentions that Brandon Webb is suspending his appearances in extended spring training games for more bullpens to focus on his mechanics.

Evan Grant has an update on Nelson Cruz and says that even though Cruz has said he feels better, a DL trip is still possible.

Here's some local media updates on the Leonys Martin signing: