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Pretty nice start to the season, with Texas now 6-2, 3.5 games up on the Angels, and tied with the Washington Nationals for the second-best record in the majors (behind the Los Angeles Dodgers).

Jeff Wilson's game story compares Matt Harrison's start yesterday with the last time he was pitching at Target Field.

T.R. Sullivan's game story talks about the strong defense that helped support Matt Harrison in his 8 inning, 1 run performance last night.

Bryan Dolgin has his "Rapid Reaction" from last night's game.

Although Alexi Ogando, rather than Joe Nathan, came in in the 9th to get the save, Ron Washington says there is no closer controversy, that he was just giving Nathan an extra day of rest.

Behind the paywall, Evan Grant has a story about Harrison's improvement against lefthanded hitters so far this season.

Joey Matches takes a look at Matt Harrison's groundball tendencies and uses heat maps to see where he's locating his pitches.

Sullivan's notes include items on Koji Uehara's stuff, Joe Nathan's return to Minnesota, and Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz likely getting starts at DH this weekend.

The S-T's notes talk about Yu Darvish making his second start today, along with the bullpen situation.

Sullivan has a story on former Ranger Dave Nelson, who Sullivan says embodies the spirit of Jackie Robinson.