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MLB: Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, folks...

The Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners, 4-2, yesterday, completing a sweep in Seattle, getting Texas back to .500, and keeping the team on the fringes of the playoff hunt.

Levi Weaver has a game story from yesterday’s remarkable victory.

Evan Grant has his “Instant Replay” from yesterday’s win.

Carlos Gomez was back in the lineup yesterday, but still may not play every day going forward because of his bad ankle.

Jeff Wilson has his “Rangers Reaction” from yesterday’s victory.

Cole Hamels going deep was important because neither Jake Diekman nor Alex Claudio were available yesterday.

Texas is hoping for a strong finish from a pen that has been up and down all season.

The Rangers’ recent surge, along with other teams’ recent struggles, has Texas back in the Wild Card hunt.

Texas needs the Tigers, who play WC2 leading Minnesota in seven of the final ten games of the season, to register a few wins against the Twins.

Evan breaks down the tiebreaker scenarios in case there’s a tie for the WC2 spot.

Wilson says Delino DeShields has earned a starting job in the Rangers’ 2018 outfield.

The Rangers provided more details on the new Globe Life Field that will open in 2020.

The new stadium may be artificial turf if they can’t get grass to grow, which would be a bummer.

Jeff Caplan has a story about the dangers that players from Venezuela and their families face in that strife-ridden country.

The Rangers and FSSW are hosting a Hurricane Harvey benefit.