Will Venable can officially call himself a Texas Ranger now as he followed up an 0-fer in his debut last night with a run scoring double and an assist from left field to nail Miguel Cabrera at home plate to keep the Tigers off the board.
After last night's dud, the Rangers got back in the win column and gained a game on the Baltimore Orioles -- who lost to the Twins tonight -- and are currently a game back of Anaheim for a playoff spot and/or second place in the AL West.
Player of the Game: Colby Lewis not many months ago was basically a long shot to even throw a baseball again. No one had succeeded as an athlete with a hip as demolished as his had been. But Colby gutted it out, had modern technology rebuild his hip, and has now tied his career high with 14 wins and is on pace to pitch a career high 200+ innings. Colby is an all-time Texas Ranger.