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Sunday morning Rangers news and links

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Good morning.  A couple of fun facts from yesterday's game...

First, that was the first time that the Mariners have allowed 15 runs in a game started by Felix Hernandez.

Second, that was only the fourth time that the Rangers have scored at least 15 runs in a game where they didn't homer.  The last time was in 1997.  The first time was in 1976, in a game where Tom Grieve was the Rangers' DH, Nelson Briles pitched a complete game for Texas, and Jason Grilli's dad pitched against the Rangers (and allowed four runs without recording an out).

Jeff Wilson's game story talks about yesterday's win coming because the Rangers got contributions from everyone in the lineup.

Master Tesfatsion's game story focuses on Martin Perez outdueling his idol, Felix Hernandez, to win yesterday's game.

Todd Wills has his Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog.

Gerry Fraley's post-game column talks about the Martin Perez/King Felix duel.

Gil Lebreton has a column on the Rangers' bullpen, which has been probably the team's strongest area this season, though Lebreton does wonder if some guys are being overused.

Drew Davison writes about outfielder Preston Beck, the team's 2012 fifth round draft pick who is playing at Myrtle Beach this season.

Wills has a story on David Murphy, who says he's focusing on what he can do now to help the team win, not the struggles he's had this season up to this point.

The S-T's notes talk about Alexi Ogando missing his next start, Yu Darvish potentially striking out 300 batters this year, and Lance Berkman still being not ready to be activated yet.

Tesfatsion's notes hit on Nick Tepesch's bullpen session, Ogando being scratched, the bullpen's workload, and Ron Washington being happy with expanded replay.