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9-16 - Rangers not quite ready to relinquish Silver Boot to Astros

Of course the Rangers would beat the team with the best record against the pitcher who won pitcher of the month. Of course

Team MVP Delino DeShields Jr
Team MVP Delino DeShields Jr
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Proof that baseball is the dumbest, best, weirdest, greatest sport: The Astros came in with the best record in the American League. The Rangers came in with the worst record in the American League. The Astros had the American League pitcher of April on the mound in Dallas Keuchel. The Rangers had statistically perhaps the worst pitcher in the American League in Ross Detwiler on the mound. The Astros had a ten-game winning streak going. The Rangers hadn't even won consecutive games all year.

The Rangers won 2-1.

Player of the Game: Coming in for an injured Leonys Martin in the 5th, Delino DeShields Jr provided a spark with a double, walk, stolen base, and game-tying run.