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Thursday a.m. Rangers stuff

ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 06:  Alexi Ogando #41 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Baltimore Orioles at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 06: Alexi Ogando #41 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Baltimore Orioles at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Pretty solid series there for the Rangers.  They outscored the Orioles 30-11, and are now back in sole possession of first place in the A.L. West.

Anthony Andro's game story focuses on the offensive explosion and Alexi Ogando pitching well again.

The game story at the Rangers' website notes the Rangers broke a seven game losing streak in series finales yesterday.

Richard Durrett has his post-game reactions at ESPN Dallas.

Behind the paywall, Evan Grant writes that Adrian Beltre's bat was big for the Rangers in this series.

Gil Lebreton has a column on the maturation process with Elvis Andrus, and the lessons he's having to learn at the major league level.

Drew Davison has a story on Nomar Mazara officially signing with the Rangers yesterday and taking batting practice, with quotes from Ron Washington and A.J. Preller.

Andro writes that Brandon Webb's season is over because of a recurrence of shoulder problems.

Durrett writes that signing Webb was a worthwhile risk.

The Rangers' website notestalk about the Mazara signing, Derek Holland's struggles, and Nelson Cruz.