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The latest news on the Rangers and days of rest

Never bunt
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Good morning. After a tough stretch of games against top left-handed pitchers, the Rangers have the day off today. After yesterday's extra-inning walk-off loss, the team could probably use a day to recover.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the Rangers' 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. The Rangers lost three games on their road trip by a total of three runs.

Katy Clarke's game story notes that the Rangers had ample opportunity to get the win on Sunday but they couldn't plate the winning run.

Anthony Andro reviews the weekend series against the White Sox and concludes that the pitching did its job even as the offense faltered.

Evan Grant writes that, if they want the games to matter when the cavalry arrives, the Rangers can't afford to waste chances to win games like they did on Sunday.

Sullivan writes that, despite tossing zeroes, Yovani Gallardo put the bullpen in a tough spot yesterday by only going five innings.

Jean-Jacques Taylor contributes by writing about Matt Harrison's battle to return to the mound for the Rangers.

Stefan Stevenson writes that Rangers' top pitching prospect Jake Thompson has been dominant of late after an inconsistent start to his season and could be headed for Triple-A sooner rather than later.

Phil Rogers writes about Joey Gallo being among the myriad of young, exciting hitters to reach the big leagues this year, which has become one of the big stories of the 2015 season.

Lastly, Stevenson has notes on Adrian Beltre's rehab, Elvis Andrus' day off, Harrison and Martin Perez's schedule, and the A's claiming Jake Smolinski for, one can only assume, intradivisional intelligence benefits.

Have a nice day.