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Monday Morning Texas Rangers Update

The latest news and notes on the back-to-back American League West Champion Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers v Detroit Tigers Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers’ long, arduous trek back to the win column as they defeated the Tigers 5-2. Come for Weaver, stay for the juicy quotes from Sam Dyson about what he told Miguel Cabrera behind the mound.

Jeff Wilson writes that the bullpen carried the Rangers to victory on Sunday night with Dyson in particular pulling his weight and not pulling his punches.

Mike Heika chips in to write that Jeff Banister relied on his veteran right-handed bats to take the series finale from Detroit.

T.R. Sullivan’s recap covers the expected: Mike Napoli hitting the Hell (Michigan, that is!) out of a baseball, and the unexpected: Pete Kozma doing anything of note ever.

Wilson reacts to the Rangers ending their one-game losing streak with thoughts on how the the lineup is improving.

Buster Olney wrote pre-Sunday Night Baseball start about Yu Darvish and pitch selection. Darvish needed a little of everything as he #LoneStarGrit’d his way through five innings for a win.

Heika notes that the Rangers aren’t worrying themselves (or Joey Gallo) with how the lineup will shake out when Adrian Beltre returns.

Speaking of Gallo, David Schoenfield is the latest to ponder if being Joey Gallo — the concept — is sustainable for a baseball player.

Sullivan’s notes include thoughts from Andrew Cashner on being close to full strength, Austin Bibens-Dirkx as the latest hero, and a tough upcoming series with Boston.

Lastly, golly!

Have a nice day!