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Friday morning Rangers news and links

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Ten games to go.  The Magic Number is 7.

Chris Fittz writes about the Rangers stomping on the A's and finishing the road sweep yesterday.

T.R. Sullivan has a game report from Oakland on the 8-1 win.  Sullivan also notes that turning DPs was key for Texas yesterday.

Jeff Wilson has a game story on the Rangers finishing up the sweep up of the A's.

Sullivan writes that the Rangers are in good shape heading into Houston.

Gerry Fraley asks whether Jeff Banister has given the Astros a chance to get some life by using Cole Hamels yesterday, rather than saving him to pitch the opener against Houston.

Delino DeShields has been pulled the past few games in the late innings because Banister is trying to protect his sore knee.

The S-T's notes talk about Yovani Gallardo's history in Houston, Bobby Wilson wearing Yogi Berra's number, and Jeff Banister's bullpen decisions.

Sullivan's notes cover Ross Ohlendorf, Delino DeShields, Josh Hamilton, and Rougned Odor.

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