The Rangers won and avoided the embarrassment of getting swept by the Reds. I'm too sad about Colby Lewis to recap.
Of note, however, the Rangers are just a game and a half behind the Cubs for best record in baseball and are tied with Chicago for the most wins with 47. Texas hasn't lost consecutive games since May 17-18.
Player of the Game: With all the news regarding the injuries to members of the Rangers' rotation tonight, it was good to see Cole Hamels go out there and give the Rangers a solid start and another win.
Up Next: The Rangers have a well-earned off day tomorrow before starting a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox. Nick Martinez will pitch Friday's opener against LHP David Price of Boston. First pitch from Arlington is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT.