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The latest news on the Rangers and aggressive baserunning

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Good morning.

Katy Clarke recaps the Rangers' 3-0 shutout victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Jeff Wilson's game story focuses on the huge contribution from Andrew Faulkner yesterday as he bridged the game from Yovani Gallardo to the back of the bullpen with 1 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Evan Grant writes that the Rangers showed the good and bad side of aggressive baserunning as Rougned Odor scored an insurance run on a wild pitch while Delino DeShields was thrown out at third base on a steal attempt that he nearly paid with a blown out knee.

T.R. Sullivan writes that DeShields has a sprained left knee and may miss a game or two but he apparently avoided anything more catastrophic.

Over at ESPN, Mark Simon wonders if the Angel can catch the Rangers for a wild card spot while David Schoenfield examines the chances of the Rangers running down the Astros in the West.

Sullivan has some notes on the status of the Rangers' rotation, the return of Nick Martinez, and various injury items.

Wilson's notes cover Robinson Chirinos' return, Cole Hamels on a full tank in September, and an update on Keone Kela.

MLB.com's Andrew Erickson previews tonight's second game from Safeco as Hamels makes the start for Texas and, in a fluke of the schedule, his third start against the Mariners.

Finally, the only reason the 2014 season shouldn't be obliterated from human memory is because Guilder Rodriguez got to have his big league moment. Grant writes that Guilder is retiring as a player but the Rangers hope to keep him on in the player development side of things.

Have a nice day.