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84-69 - Rangers make statement, easily take opener from Astros

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The Rangers are now tied with the Yankees for the third best record in the American League

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ESPN broadcast a look at the rampaging Rangers to a national audience tonight. If the rest of baseball was watching, they should be very concerned.

There are nine games left in the 2015 baseball season for the Texas Rangers and they now have a four and a half game lead in the American League West. With their fourth consecutive win on this road trip, the Rangers now have 45 road wins. No other team in baseball even has as many as 44 road wins.

The Rangers are now a season-high 15 games above .500 and saw the magic number to clinch the division reduced to five.

Player of the Game: Someday you'll tell your grandkids about the time you saw Shin-Soo Choo hit like Barry Bonds for a whole month. Tonight Choo was 3-5 with three RBI and a back-breaking two-run dinger in the 4th to put Texas up 5-0.