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The latest news on the Rangers and final homestands

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Good morning. The Rangers enter their final homestand of 2015 with a 2.5 game division lead. For all the nervous energy expended yesterday, after a second consecutive loss to the Astros, the Rangers still went 4-2 on their final road trip and gained a game in the stands overall. This should be an exciting week and I'm looking forward to it.

Katy Clarke recaps the Rangers' 4-2 loss yesterday in the road finale against the Houston Astros.

Evan Grant writes that Jeff Banister continues to preach that the Rangers are not yet ready to exhale and are not content.

Stefan Stevenson's game story is about Dallas Keuchel Dallas Keucheling the Rangers at Minute Maid Park in a similar fashion to how Dallas Keuchel has Dallas Keucheled everyone at Minute Maid Park this year.

T.R. Sullivan recaps the game and focuses on Elvis' error, Perez's composure, Carapazza generous zone, and the Rangers still feeling confident with their fate in their hands with a week to go.

Kevin Sherrington plays the role of cautious doomsayer and gets you prepped to vomit on yourself and everyone you love by warning of the hard charging Anaheim Angels.

Jeff Wilson has notes on Josh Hamilton's likely return to left field duty against right-handers and the latest litany of injury updates.

Sullivan notes that Robinson Chirinos has finally been cleared to catch and throw again and should be up for duties as a reserve the rest of the way.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers are being cautious with Keone Kela after a crazy heavy workload this season and won't use him on back-to-back days from here on out.

MLB.com's Alejandro Zúñiga's name is fun to say and he previews tonight's homestand opener between the Rangers and Tigers with Colby Lewis getting the start for Texas.

Finally, NotGraphs may have died a premature death, but Carson Cistulli is still around to remind baseball Internet about the glory of Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus.

Have a nice day.