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The Texas Rangers beat the Minnesota Twins yesterday by a score of 8-1.

Levi Weaver’s game story talks about the reasons why the Rangers six game winning streak is good.

Evan Grant’s game story talks about the team’s improvement in drawing walks and not issuing walks.

Jeff Wilson has his Rangers Reaction from yesterday’s one.

Shin-Soo Choo stretched his consecutive games on base streak to 35, and is making a case to be the Rangers’ representative at the All Star Game.

Jeff Wilson writes that the Rangers rotation has been better of late (though still bad).

Yohander Mendez has been demoted all the way to high-A Down East, but the Rangers say it is part of a plan, not a punishment. Mendez will be accompanied by Roy Silver as the Rangers work to implement a program to help him “better focus on his craft,” according to Jayce Tingler.

Edgar Arredondo and C.D. Pelham were promoted from Down East to AA Frisco.

The Rangers are getting Joe Palumbo back on the mound after Tommy John surgery just as they are losing Alex Speas to Tommy John surgery.

The Rangers’ website notes talk about Yohander Mendez, Martin Perez, Alex Speas, and Joe Palumbo.