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Good morning, folks...

The Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels last night by a score of 8-6.

Levi Weaver’s game story offers an oral history of the weird triple play that seemed to change the balance of the game. The S-T also has a breakdown of the triple play.

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

The DMN has their game story from yesterday’s game.

Adrian Beltre has a grade 2 hamstring strain that may land him back on the disabled list, and has him contemplating whether he will play after 2018.

Nomar Mazara was activated from the disabled list yesterday, which resulted in Willie Calhoun being optioned to AAA Round Rock.

Mike Minor has been scratched from his start tonight due to back stiffness, and Drew Hutchison will take his place.

The Rangers traded international slot money to the Royals for a minor league pitcher yesterday.

Matt Fisher writes that, despite being out of the race, the Rangers are at least causing playoff contenders some problems.

Jamey Newberg writes about Alexander Ovalle, the player to be named later in the Cole Hamels trade.

Tim Cowlishaw writes about Jurickson Profar taking advantage of an opportunity this season. looks at five game changing players from the American League West, with Joey Gallo being the pick for the Rangers.

Levi has notes on Adrian Beltre, Willie Calhoun and Nomar Mazara.

The DMN has notes on Calhoun, Elvis Andrus and Rollie Lacy.