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Home again, home again, jiggity jog.

Anthony Andro's game story talks about how Matt Harrison wasn't able to wiggle out of trouble yesterday, the way he's been able to do much of the season.  

T.R. Sullivan's game storydiscusses the offense being shut down by Astro starter Wandy Rodriguez yesterday.

Behind the paywall, Evan Grant says Adrian Beltre had a game he should want to forget yesterday.

The S-T's notes touch on the Rangers taking a look at Scott Kazmir, Alexi Ogando's situation, and David Murphy starting yesterday.  It isn't explained why Murphy started yesterday and Nelson Cruz sat yesterday against a lefty, rather than giving Cruz a day off with Murphy starting against a righthander.

Sullivan has a bunch of stuff to check out in his notes today, including stuff on Ogando, Chris Davis, Mark Lowe, and Jon Daniels' trip to Japan, among much else.

With Cliff Lee tearing things up in Philadelphia, Randy Galloway has a column about how Lee would have stayed for 7 years, $160 million, but that neither Nolan Ryan nor Jon Daniels were on board with a seventh year.  Galloway notes that Lee wanted more to stay in Texas than he was willing to take to go to Philadelphia, and claims that C.J. Wilson also wants out of Texas when he's a free agent at season's end.

I'm not going to pretend to know what C.J. really wants to do.  Texas is in a position to be a contender for the next several years, which means that if the money is there, C.J. would probably stay here.  That said, he's not had the smoothest ride while with the Rangers, and has been the subject of a lot of abuse from the fans and the media -- particularly while he was in the bullpen.  You'd hope that wouldn't factor into things, and it probably won't, but at the same time, I wouldn't expect him to give a big hometown discount to the Rangers.

Drew Davison has a piece on Eric Hurley's return to action, after missing significant time with a concussion.