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82-54 - Rangers make it look easy, beat Astros again 12-4

The Rangers continue to ruffle the hair of their kid brother as AL West title becomes a cakewalk

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When are we gonna get some real opponents up in here? Every Ranger hitter had at least one hit. Five of the nine Ranger hitters had at least two hits with Adrian Beltre and Robinson Chirinos leading the way with three hits each. The Rangers hit six doubles and two dingers.

Derek Holland allowed two runs in six innings as he continues to pitch well in his return from a two-month DL stint.

The run differential improved today if you're interested in the Rangers legitimizing themselves in the eyes of doubters. Me, though? I'll take both lucky and good.

Here's a fun fact to go along with the Rangers tying their 2016 best seventh straight win and seemingly 147th straight win over the Houston Astros: The Rangers have a 10 1/2 game lead in the American League West. The 10 1/2 game lead is the second largest lead in the division that the Rangers have ever had in franchise history.

The only time the Rangers had a larger lead was an 11 game lead in 2010. These Rangers are something else.

Player of the Game: Look, I could just write Adrian Beltre's name here every day as he went 3-for-5 with his 26th home run of the year, but in the interest of diversity, I'll say Mitch Moreland was the PotG as he went 2-for-3 with a run scored and his two RBI single in the 4th proved to be the eventual game-winner. Moreland also played his usual stellar defense.

Up Next: Yu Darvish takes the hill against the Astros in the finale with RHP Collin McHugh slated to make the start for Houston in the finale. With the sweep, the Rangers can own their largest winning streak of the season. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05 pm CT.