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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news on the Rangers and home cookin'

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning. The Rangers have now won four of five at home. The only game they lost? The one started by Cole Hamels. Baseball.

Katy Clarke has the recap of the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Giants yesterday as Martin Perez dazzled over 8 1/3 innings of shutout ball.

Evan Grant attempts to get to the bottom of why Perez dazzled for only 8 1/3 innings of shutout ball when he was only at 80 pitches.

Jeff Wilson writes that, despite the controversial lifting of Perez from the game in the 9th inning, Perez's dominance should not be overshadowed.

Anthony Andro writes that Perez's outing wasn't just good, it was near historic for the Rangers.'s Cody Stavenhagen writes that Perez, after a long rehab and disaster outing against the Yankees, looked like his old self again.

Grant looks at the adjustments Perez made to turn it around from allowing 8 runs against New York last Tuesday, to toying with the defending champion Giants on Sunday.

Stefan Stevenson runs down the latest roster machinations as Tanner Scheppers was sent down with a case of the sucks and a note on Colby Lewis' yeoman's work.

As is tradition, Cole Hamels thanked Philadelphia with a full-page ad in the local newspaper. The local newspaper then returned the favor.

Stavenhagen previews tonight's series opener against the Houston Astros as Colby Lewis goes for his 12th win (Wait, Colby Lewis has 11 wins this season? Win did that happen? What a hoss.) on the season.

Football writer Rick Gosselin has a Silver Boot fact that I didn't know in his article about the one thing missing -- which might change soon -- to jump start a Rangers and Astros rivalry.

Lastly, Craig Calcaterra takes a look at the latest reason for why the Anaheim Angels are easily the most hateable franchise in sports.

Have a nice day.