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The Rangers beat the BoSox yesterday, 7-4, behind a couple of Josh Hamilton home runs. Hamilton was battling a cold, but was still able to crush knuckleballs.
Jeff Wilson's game story highlights the performance of Hamilton in his second game back in Arlington.
Anthony Andro's game story quotes Hamilton as saying there was a "sense of relief" to get his first homers of the year.
Evan Grant says that the walk Hamilton drew after getting down 0-2 was more impressive than his home runs.
The double play combination of Hanser Alberto and Adam Rosales came up big yesterday.
Chi Chi Gonzalez is joining the Rangers rotation today, and it is a 6:15 start, not the usual 7:05, so adjust your plans accordingly.
Jon Daniels says part of him would like to leave Chi Chi down a little longer, but they believe he gives the team the best chance to win.
Evan quotes Daniels as saying Chi Chi is the most deserving candidate, and it is his spot to keep, with Ross Detwiler now moving to the pen.
Ross Ohlendorf won the cow-milking contest yesterday against Wade Miley, and interestingly (and maybe not coincidentally), Ohlendorf has a cattle ranch in Lockhart.
Rick Gosselin has a column on Prince Fielder.
T.R. Sullivan's notes include stuff on Neftali Feliz, Ross Detwiler, Nick Tepesch, and Elvis Andrus.
The S-T's notes talk about Chi Chi, Elvis and Feliz.
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