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Monday Morning Rangers Update

A well-earned hug
A well-earned hug

Ahhh, Target Field. I've always said that park was like the Rangers home away from home.

T.R. Sullivan's game story is about the Rangers using a big three-run 8th inning to propel themselves to their first ever sweep of the Twins at Target Field.

Jeff Wilson writes about Josh Hamilton coming up large with the game-winning home run after new Twin Clete Thomas did everything he could to win a game for Minnesota.

Bryan Dolgin handles the rapid reactions of the Rangers 4-3 win. The Rangers are now 8-2 on the season and already 4 1/2 games up on the Anaheim Angels. Things are pretty good.

Evan Grant offers his brisk observations on the win. Among them is the note that the Rangers' 10-game season opening ERA of 2.30 is the third best pitching start in team history.

Sullivan's notebook covers the Rangers celebrating Jackie Robinson yesterday, an update on Mitch Moreland's abscessed tooth, Alexi Ogando getting the day off yesterday, and other notes.

Wilson's notebook takes a look at the Rangers possibly swapping Yu Darvish and Matt Harrison in the rotation, Mike Napoli getting his first home run of the season, and the early bullpen usage.

The Rangers don't play a baseball game today, but it's never too early for a preview. Adam Berry of previews the Rangers' opener in Boston on Tuesday.

Finally, Grant writes about Robbie Ross--who was critical to the win yesterday--being the Rangers' "new sheriff" in town.