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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the AL West Champion Texas Rangers

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning. The Rangers are alone in first place in the American League West.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers' weird 3-2 Opening Day win over the Seattle Mariners.

Evan Grant's game story focuses on how the Rangers beat King Felix Hernandez despite collecting just one hit.

Jeff Wilson offers his thoughts on the Rangers' win with Texas on pace for 162 wins on just 162 hits.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers seem to know that they got away with one but also that they continued the spirit of #NeverEverQuit.

As Richard Justice notes, the Rangers are the only team as far back as 116 years who have won a game on Opening Day with one hit or fewer.

Gil LeBreton writes about Cole Hamels arguably out-pitching Hernandez despite giving up more home runs than the Rangers had hits.

Grant writes that Shawn Tolleson passed the test on Opening Day as Official Closer™ of the Texas Rangers.

More than that, as Anthony Andro penned for the Star-Telegram, the bullpen gave a glimpse of its dominance as Jake Diekman and Tolleson combined for two unblemished innings with three strikeouts.

Brad Townsend explains why Opening Day was a special one -- after 45 years with the Rangers -- for new replay coordinator Bobby Jones.

Joe Trahan writes about Tony Beasley getting a momentary reprieve from battling cancer to join the Rangers for Opening Day.

Michael Young was on the DMN Ballsy Podcast to talk about how much he loves Rougie and the bullpen.

Finally, Greg Johns previews tonight's game between the Rangers and Mariners with a confident Martin Perez making his 2016 debut.

Have a great day.