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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

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Good morning.

Jeff Wilson recaps the Rangers' 8-3 sweeping victory over the Detroit Tigers which was punctuated by a Bobby Wilson grand slam.

Chris Vannini and James Schmehl's jointly-filed game story focuses on Wilson's slam as the Rangers scored 7 runs in the 8th inning to turn a 2-0 deficit into a sweep of the Tigers.

No one could have predicted Bobby Wilson hitting his first career grand slam -- and first grand slam for the Rangers since Rougie hit one back in Aug. 2014 -- to give the Rangers a lead in the 8th, right?

Weaver has more on why a Bobby Wilson grand slam is especially enjoyable in his own recap of the Rangers' first sweep of Detroit since 2005.

As Schmehl writes, Wilson was happy to homer against the team that just traded him and honor the mother of his children on Mother's Day at the same time.

Jeff Wilson's reactions to the win include a victory for the front office as recent acquisitions Drew Stubbs and Bobby Wilson were big contributors to the Rangers' come-from-behind effort.

Schmehl's notes include items on Shin-Soo Choo's rehab efforts, Yu Darvish's next rehab outing, and Nomar Mazara preparing to slide over to left field in anticipation of Choo's return.

The Rangers look to get revenge on the White Sox for an April sweep as Colby Lewis makes the start against Chicago in the homestand opener.

Finally, the Tigers got what was coming to them after Andrew Romine tried to bite Adrian Beltre's steez.

Have a great day.