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Tuesday Morning Texas Rangers Update

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

Tampa Bay Rays v Texas Rangers Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images

Good morning.

Levi Weaver recaps the Rangers’ 10-8 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last night which saw Texas doomed by a bullpen blowup once again.

Mike Heika wrote that Adrian Beltre returned but so did the seventh inning woes for the Rangers.

Jeff Wilson reacts to the game and the time it took to be played while concluding that in a game that Adrian Beltre made his debut, Joey Gallo thrilled, and the offense came to life, he’d have rather have been anywhere else.

MLB dot com’s Sam Butler writes that Adrian Beltre was excited and anxious to play baseball again and then he singled after getting a standing ovation from the Arlington crowd and went back to work.

Heika ponders what happens with Gallo now that Beltre is back. For Monday, that was a stint at first base and a home run that came off his bat at 116 MPH.

Wilson writes that either Austin Bibens-Dirkx or hometown boy Dillon Gee will make Wednesday’s start.

Weaver’s Baseball TX daily covers all the red hot newz from yesterday at The Ballpark.

Butler previews tonight’s contest between the Rangers and Rays which will see Nick Martinez take the mound opposite Matt Andriese of Tampa Bay.

In non-Rangers news, Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland brawled yesterday and Chris Cwik looks at the nine most ridiculous moments in a very ridiculous fight.

And, lastly, Michael Hogue offers up a cool illustrated remembrance of the anniversary of the legendary Buck O'Neil becoming MLB’s first black coach.

Have a nice day!