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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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The latest news and notes on the American League West leading Texas Rangers

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps the 8-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays as the Rangers continue to struggle against last place teams.

Among Jeff Wilson's reactions to the loss is the inexplicable losing record against teams under .500 and the Mr. Hyde act by Martin Perez on the road.

T.R. Sullivan's game story notes that Perez has an AL best 2.36 home ERA but oh man has he been bad on the road.

Wilson writes that newly signed Carlos Gomez will soon join the Rangers as the everyday left fielder.

MLB.com's Mike Bauman writes that the Rangers don't really have anything to lose with giving Gomez a change-of-scenery shot at left field.

Sullivan previews the Rangers' next game on Tuesday which will mark the return of Derek Holland to the rotation after missing two months with shoulder inflammation.

Fangraphs' Corinne Landrey likes how the Rangers are set up for October now that Yu Darvish's return looks legit.

Finally, losing a series to the woeful Rays is pretty bad, but it could always be worse. The Rangers could be the Mariners.

Have a great day!