Good morning and happy Yuesday.
T.R. Sullivan recaps yesterday's 7-2 Memorial Day victory over the Minnesota Twins which saw the Rangers put together a winning streak of more than two games for the first time since April 21-23.
Gerry Fraley writes that Elvis Andrus delivered a big hit with two outs as the Rangers continued to put runs on the board while Nick Tepesch put together a solid outing from the mound.
Jeff Wilson's game story covers Chris Gimenez proving that, yes, anyone is better than J.P. Arencibia at catcher for the Texas Rangers.
Landon Haaf writes that the Rangers' ability to put together two-out rallies was the difference in the game as Texas scored five of their seven runs with two outs yesterday.
Fraley chronicles how Tepesch is blossoming at the big league level after learning from his time spent at Triple-A Round Rock early this season.
The Rangers are averaging over 8 runs per game since Prince Fielder was put on the disabled list, but Tim (surprisingly not Fraley) Cowlishaw cautions that the outburst is more likely fool's gold than the new reality.
Sullivan's Notebook covers Ron Washington staying patient with Michael Choice, a Tanner Schepper's update, and Scott Baker's return to Minnesota, among other items.
Wilson has notes on Washington becoming the Rangers all-time leader in games managed tonight, plans for Scheppers and Derek Holland, an update on Shin-Soo Choo's ankle, and other notes.
Lastly, Sullivan previews tonight's contest between Yu Darvish and the rampaging Rangers against the Twins and the suddenly pretty good Phil Hughes. The Rangers will be going for four straight wins for the first time since mid-April. They have the right guy on the mound, at least.