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Stefan Stevenson's game story talks about Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre homering to lead the way for the offense.
Keith Whitmire has a game story on yesterday's Rangers victory.
The Rangers' website has a game story on yesterday's win as well.
Gerry Fraley writes about new addition Jake Diekman having a big impact in his debut last night.
There was a bench-clearing incident prompted by Madison Bumgarner yelling at Delino DeShields, and Evan Grant writes that, while Bumgarner said it was "pretty self-explanatory" what he was upset about, Elvis Andrus said afterwards the Rangers weren't going to be intimidated.
Not sure if you heard this, but the Rangers added a new pitcher via trade yesterday. Guy named Cole Hamels. There's a lot of stories about it this morning.
Evan Grant says that adding Hamels has given the team a shot in the arm.
Anthony Andro has a story about Hamels and the Rangers looking forward to moving forward together.
Katy Clarke has a story where Jon Daniels talks about the deal and the pieces involved.
Jeff Wilson's story has quotes from Hamels talking about being excited about being part of a team that is going to be special.
Peter Ellwood offers his thoughts on the Rangers acquiring Hamels.
Cody Stavenhagen says that the Rangers have added a proven ace in Hamels.
Gerry Fraley, on the other hand, says the Rangers traded for a #2 starter, not an ace.
Interestingly, Jon Daniels, not wanting a repeat of the Prince Fielder/Ian Kinsler episode where Kinsler learned he was being traded from Twitter, had Jeff Banister send Matt Harrison to meet with him mid-game on Wednesday to let him know he was being traded.
The Rangers also traded for reliever Sam Dyson from the Marlins yesterday.
Fraley writes that Ladarious Clark was benched for not running out a ball Thursday night.
The S-T's notes talk about Yovani Gallardo and the newly acquired relievers.
T.R. Sullivan's notes talks about Gallardo staying and the various roster moves from yesterday.
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