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Sunday a.m. Rangers things

Sunday morning Rangers news and links

Lisa Blumenfeld

Good morning, everyone.

Drew Davison's game story focuses on the strong start by Nick Martinez, who was perfect through five innings and allowed just two runs to the Angels.

The Rangers' website game story also highlights Martinez's strong start.

Evan Grant writes about the importance of young players like Martinez making strides in a lost season.

Shin-Soo Choo has struggled since re-aggravating his bad ankle a month ago, but he wants to play through the injury and avoid a trip to the disabled list.

Vic Carapazza ejected both Alex Rios and Michael Choice last night, and Ron Washington said after the game Carapazza needs to "settle down."

Davison asks if every Yu Darvish start is a "must win" game.

The S-T's Minor League Insider talks about how the Rangers want the minor league teams to win and be successful, to help cultivate a "mentality of winning."

Jeff Wilson writes about the untimely deaths of Tony Gwynn and Richard Durrett this past week.

The S-T's notes talk about Shin-Soo Choo, Ben Rowen, and the Tigers' starters for their upcoming series with Texas.

The Rangers' website notes talk about Rowen, Michael Choice, and Yu Darvish and the All Star Game.