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

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Good morning. The A's beat the Astros last night so it was clearly upside-down day in the AL West.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers' 9-5 loss to the Angels which got off to a great start before turning sour late.

Evan Grant game story focuses on the Rangers losing another game in a familiar fashion as the pitching imploded.

T.R. Sullivan writes that the Rangers were sitting pretty with a 4-0 lead and A.J. Griffin dealing through three innings before everything unraveled.

Grant writes that the next challenge of Nomar Mazara's career is figuring out how to overcome his first extended slump as a big leaguer.

Stefan Stevenson's notes include one on Shin-Soo Choo's expected return to the starting lineup tonight after pinch hitting in last night's game.

Sullivan writes that Jurickson Profar -- who had a really good game at shortstop last night -- looks like the Rangers' best trade chip ahead of the deadline.'s Fabian Ardaya previews tonight's contest between the Rangers and Angels with the intriguing-if-it-were-2008 match-up between Tim Lincecum and Kyle Lohse.

Finally, a panel of ESPN baseball pundits ranked Adrian Beltre 92 among their top 100 baseball players of all time. Hmm, 92 is a really weird way to spell 1.

Have a good day.