Good morning. The Rangers lost last night in part because Neftali Feliz got the final out of the game. The second place Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners in part because Nelson Cruz went 0-4 with four strikeouts. The third place Anaheim Angels won last night because David Murphy hit a walk-off single in the 9th inning. Thanks a lot, guys.
Katy Clarke recaps the Rangers' 7-4 series-opening loss to the Detroit Tigers last night.
Anthony Andro writes that the loss was the Rangers' third straight which is the first three-game losing streak for Texas since early August.
Dave Sessions writes that the Rangers aren't worried after Monday's loss.
Stefan Stevenson's recap focuses on the Rangers once again waiting until the last moment to mount a rally before coming up just short.
Evan Grant writes that the Rangers will lean on Cole Hamels tonight as he tries to get them back in the win column.
Stevenson writes about Matthew McConaughey hanging around with the Rangers last night for his Just Keep Livin Foundation. I bet Derek Holland hid behind a bookshelf in the clubhouse while giggling.
Grant writes that Josh Hamilton could be the everyday left fielder for the Rangers the rest of the way.
Sessions previews tonight's second game between the Rangers and Tigers with Hamels on the hill against LHP Daniel Norris. The Rangers could sure use this one.
Finally, enough with the depression and panic. Here's Eno Sarris talking to Adrian Beltre about hitting at Fangraphs.
Have a nice day.