A big win yesterday, but at a big price, with Adrian Beltre likely headed to the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Drew Davison writes in his game story that Nelson Cruz stole the show last night with his 8 RBI game.
Louie Horvath writes in his game story that Beltre's injury cast a shadow over the 12-2 victory.
Richard Durrett has his reaction to yesterday's game.
Horvath has a piece on the Beltre injury at the Rangers' website. With Chris Davis likely being activated today and taking over as the team's start third baseman, it means that Davis isn't likely to be part of a trade for a reliever before the July 31 trade deadline, which obviously hinders the team's ability to make a move. With Davis now likely off-limits, Neil Ramirez, Mike Olt, and Julio Borbon not really tradeable right now because of their injuries, and Luis Sardinas
just recently back from Tommy John surgery, (UPDATE -- I think I'm mis-remembering about Sardinas having TJ surgery. He had some sort of surgery that cost him much of 2010, though) a lot of players the Rangers could have used as trade chips for deadline deals are now probably off the table.
Joey Matches writes about the fallout of the Beltre injury.
Durrett writes about what the loss of Beltre means.
The Ranger website notes include an Andres Blanco update -- he should be starting a rehab assignment soon -- along with stuff on Mitch Moreland sitting yesterday and Ron Washington being fined.
The S-T's notes include David Murphy talking about his diminished role, Matt Harrison looking to redeem himself today after an awful outing the last time he faced Toronto, and Brandon Webb's surgery.
After a health scare, Nolan Ryan is back at work, writes Davison.