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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 02:  Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers hits a two run homer in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox on September 2, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 02: Elvis Andrus #1 of the Texas Rangers hits a two run homer in the fifth inning against the Boston Red Sox on September 2, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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That was pretty big last night.  Rangers blow out the BoSox on the road, Angels get blown out by the Twins at home, and the lead in the A.L. West is back up to 4.5 games.

BP now has the Rangers at 94.7% at winning the A.L. West.  Cool Standings has the Rangers at 93.1%.  

Jeff Wilson's game story calls last night's game payback, after Boston stomped Texas in three games in Arlington last week.

T.R. Sullivan's game story notes that, along with pitching a great game yesterday, Derek Holland once again got a bunch of support, and his 7.52 runs per game in support puts him on pace to have the most support in Rangers history -- the current leader is Aaron Sele from 1999, at 7.46 runs per game.  

Behind the paywall, Evan Grant says last night was the Rangers' best game in Fenway ever.

Joey Matches has some thoughts on last night's victory.

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

The S-T's notes say that, although the Rangers had been insisting Alexi Ogando will make his next start on Monday, they are now hedging, saying that he may be skipped, with the decision being made this weekend.

Sullivan's notes has stuff on Ogando, Michael Young and the batting title, and C.J. Wilson's finger.

Merkin Valdez is happy to be back in the majors.

Durrett writes that Ian Kinsler is impacting games not just with his bat and his glove, but also with his legs.