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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

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Good morning.

Nomar Mazara won the game and then Nomar Mazara saved the game.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Blue Jays in their return to Toronto.

Evan Grant writes that prominent members of last season's final game were able to exorcise the ghosts of Octobers past.'s Alykhan Ravjiani writes that Sam Dyson was faced with a familiar challenge and came out victorious this time.

Stefan Stevenson's game story focuses on players -- Mazara, Brett Nicholas, Tony Barnette, A.J. Griffin -- who weren't even with Texas last October who starred in the win.

The biggest star of the game for Texas was Nomar Mazara and David Schoenfield calls him "baseball's next big young star."

August Fagerstrom of Fangraphs writes that the Rangers have a Nomar Mazara problem but it's a pretty good problem to have.

Grant notes that before Mazara's heroics in last night's game, he not only was named the best rookie in the American League for April but he also had the best first month by a Rangers rookie...ever.

Jared Sandler takes a look at where the Rangers are at as we enter May, including how well the rotation has performed thus far.

Grant writes that the Rangers know that Josh Hamilton's knee will likely never be 100% healthy and now he must adjust to that new normal.'s Mike Rosenbaum highlights High Desert's Travis Demeritte and Yohander Mendez among his top performers in the minors yesterday.

In fact, Demeritte was named as the second baseman on the MLB Pipeline Prospect Team of the Week.

Finally, Martin Perez gets his own chance for revenge against the Blue Jays tonight as Marco Estrada starts for Toronto in a rematch of Game 3 of the ALDS.

Have a great day.