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Friday a.m. Rangers things

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The magic number is down to 2.  For the Angels to win the division outright, they'd have to win out, and the Rangers would have to lose out.  A Ranger win, or an Angel loss, in the next three days ensures no worse than a tie for first place and a one game playoff with Anaheim.  

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about the Rangers losing yesterday, but maintaining their 5 game lead in the West and seeing the magic number drop by one.

T.R. Sullivan writes in his game story that the Rangers let a possible victory get away yesterday.

Evan Grant has concerns about the Rangers' bullpen.

The S-T's notes talk about Mark Lowe's hamstring injury, Nelson Cruz returning to the field this weekend, and C.J. Wilson's blister.

The Ranger website notes talk about Lowe and Wilson's injury situations, Alexi Ogando's start on Saturday, and Ian Kinsler having a shot at a 30/30 season.

Nolan Ryan is hoping the Rangers set a franchise record for attendance this weekend.

Randy Galloway, apparently concerned that there is too much positivity about the Rangers right now, suggests the Rangers have to play to win against Anaheim next week even if they've already clinched because they'll lose in the ALDS if they face Detroit.