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

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Good morning. The Rangers lost yesterday but it was one of those losses where you just kind of shrug because the Rangers turned the most important homestand of the season into an 8-2 romp over three teams with higher run differentials than them (at the time they played them).

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers' 7-6 loss to Houston which is perhaps the most unlikely kind of loss as it was a one-run game and a game against the Astros in Arlington.

Stefan Stevenson reacts to the Rangers post-homestand with a look at Carlos Gomez's first 10 days with Texas.

Ryan Posner writes about the good vibes for the team ahead of their final long road trip even after Sunday's loss.

MLB.com's Chad Thornburg notes that bench coach Steve Buechele missed Sunday's finale to be in Austin to see his son become just the second true freshman quarterback to lead the Texas Longhorns to a victory in a season opener.

Posner writes about the Rangers recalling Jose Leclerc to help in the bullpen as they doubt Jeremy Jeffress will be available for the rest of the season.

Jeff Wilson writes about the Rangers going to work on the road beginning with a Labor Day showdown of aces between Cole Hamels and King Felix in Seattle.

Evan Grant writes that Olympic medalist Maddie Kocian is just a way, way more talented version of you and me in that Adrian Beltre is her favorite.

Finally, Jean-Jacques Taylor files his semi-annual Rangers article and this one is about the intense rivalry between the Rangers and Astros. It feels like someone forgot to tell Taylor that 13-3 isn't the score of a Cowboys vs. Texans game but the record for the Rangers against Houston this season.

Have a nice day!