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Happy Memorial Day, everyone!

Richard Durrett reacted rapidly to the Rangers' surprising 12-4 series-clinching victory over the Detroit Tigers yesterday.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the game and focuses on the Rangers getting to Justin Verlander for a career high tying 9 runs allowed (though only six were earned).

Jeff Wilson writes in his game story that the Rangers will miss Prince Fielder but, for what it's worth, they never really had Prince Fielder.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers don't have a Babe Ruth ready to replace Fielder so they'll have to settle for Mitch Moreland. Moreland was up to the task yesterday, at least. He became the first Ranger No. 3 hitter to drive in three or more runs all season yesterday.

Durrett ponders if the road series win against a potent Detroit team can be the spark that propels the Rangers to a solid season. If nothing else, Dan Robertson seems to think the Rangers are gellin' like a felon.

Sullivan's Notebook covers the ominous return of Joe Saunders, an update on Shin-Soo Choo's ankle, and Robertson waiting for a Bill Laimbeer mask before taking the field again, among other items.

Wilson has notes on Ron Washington latest lineup shuffle, Saunders' reappearance, and Robinson Chirinos' stellar work throwing out base runners this season.

MLB.com's Alex Halsted previews today's series opener between the Rangers and Twins with both teams wearing ugly patriotic hats.

Grant has a blog post on today's starter Nick Tepesch tinkering with his change-up this season.

Lastly, thanks to Dodger Josh Beckett throwing a no-hitter yesterday, you can get a free Dominos pizza from MLB.com. Thanks, Beck!