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

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Good morning. After surviving a tough road trip against the powerhouse teams from Tampa and Cincinnati, it was good for the Rangers to come home and face a cupcake Cleveland team and take a series. Now it's time to finish off the division.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers' 2-1 series-clinching victory over the Cleveland Indians thanks to starring efforts from Derek Holland, Jonathan Lucroy, and Carlos Gomez.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the win with thoughts on Holland, Shaky Sam Dyson, and Mitch Moreland's power spurt.

Ryan Posner's game story focuses on Holland's second outing back from injury as he provided Texas with another quality start and a bit of rotation hope.

Evan Grant writes that Holland has realized that it really is as simple as commanding his fastball as he learns to pitch without that extra 3-4 MPH zip.

Yu Darvish starts for the Rangers tonight and Stefan Stevenson writes that Yu is feeling pretty good about where he's at post-TJS.

After hitting a three-run dong in his first at-bat as a Ranger, Carlos Gomez has struggled at the plate. Posner writes that he's still earning respect from the club with his play in the field.

MLB.com's Greg Johns previews tonight's match-up between the Rangers and Mariners with Darvish/Iwakuma III on the docket for the opener.

Finally, what is it about CarlosesFirst Boozer, now Beltran.

Have a nice day.