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53-53 - Rangers rally to move to .500 for first time since July 4th

The Rangers have won three straight, six of seven, and take this series from the Astros

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Don't look now but there's still a third of the season to go and the Rangers are now only six games back of Houston. Back at .500 for the first time in exactly a month, the Rangers are also inching closer up the American League standings and are within two games of Toronto for a playoff spot.

Now, if only Texas could win the games started by Cole Hamels.

Holy moly that buttpuckering bullpen work tonight, though.

Player of the Game: How about speed demon Chris Gimenez? The Rangers' makeshift catcher went 2-4 tonight and stole two bases and scored the tying run in the 5th. Before tonight, Gimenez, in 186 career games, had just one stolen base for his career. Baseball happens.