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Good morning.

Wesley Dotson recaps a 5-0 shutout victory over the Cleveland Indians for the Rangers in the Sunday’s finale.

Jeff Wilson writes that with yesterday’s performance, Rougned Odor has further evidence that he’s no longer underperforming.

Levi Weaver writes about the difference avenues Odor and Delino DeShields are on right now as they navigate the fallout from slumps.

Stefan Stevenson notes that it was ridiculously hot in Texas in late July. Who knew? Thanks for the tax money, Arlington. I’ll be seeing you in 2020.

T.R. Sullivan notes that Joey Gallo sprained his ankle during Sunday’s win but isn’t expected to miss much time.

Wilson reacts to the win which allowed the Rangers to avoid getting swept to open up the second half thanks mostly to Yovani Gallardo throwing perhaps his best game in years in the brutal conditions.

Stevenson writes about how Willie Calhoun’s season at Triple-A got on track after he was benched.

Sullivan writes that Cole Hamels will be making what could be his final start for Texas (yes, this will continue to be a sentence you read a million times perhaps all the way through August) tonight against Oakland.

And, lastly, if depressing baseball “What if?” gore is your thing — and it’s definitely mine, Jamey Newberg has the ultimate wallow material as he reviews all of the supremely unlikely events that turned Alex Bregman from would-have-been Ranger to All-Star Game MVP Astro and likewise the then actual draft selection they were left with into 50 games from a 40-year-old DH. Consider me absolutely tumescent with despair.

Have a nice day!