Good morning. Quite obviously spurred on by the US Men's World Cup victory, the Rangers took it to the A's last night.
Richard Durrett rapidly reacts to the Rangers' 14-8 dismantling of the Oakland A's which was the fourth win by the Rangers in Oakland in four tries this year.
T.R. Sullivan recaps a game which saw the Rangers hit four home runs in the notoriously dong-prone cool night game atmosphere of O.Co Coliseum.
Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers took the first game of an important series in Oakland by scoring more runs last night (14) than in their previous four games combined (12).
Gerry Fraley relays the message from Jon Daniels that it's not in the Rangers' DNA to give up so we shouldn't expect a fire sale even if the Rangers crater over the next couple of weeks.
Anthony Andro has an interview with old pal Chuck Greenberg on his purchase of the Rangers' Double-A affiliate in Frisco.
Sullivan's Notebook covers Ranger coaches remembering former teammate Tony Gwynn, more from JD on possible trade plans, Mitch Moreland looking for a third opinion for his ankle, and other notes.
Wilson has notes on the passing of Hall of Famer Gwynn, Yu Darvish facing a boss battle tonight in Oakland, and an update on Moreland.
MLB.com's Grace Raynor previews tonight's game which pits Tommy Milone and the A's versus Yu Darvish and the Rangers with Darvish still looking for his first win at the Coliseum.
Lastly, Durrett profiles some new food items coming to concession stands near you at The Ballpark. The 24-inch long "Tanaco" nacho-taco seems as horrifying as it is awe-inspiring.