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The Texas Rangers beat the Oakland A’s last night by a score of 11-3.

Evan Grant’s game story talks about the importance of Ariel Jurado giving the Rangers a solid effort after getting in a hole early.

Danny Santana hit a grand slam yesterday, and his stellar performance this season has Jeff Wilson wondering if he could be a trade target.

Joey Gallo had surgery on a broken right hamate bone yesterday, which landed him on the injured list and will keep him out for what is expected to be 4-6 weeks.

With Gallo going down, Willie Calhoun has been called up to take his place. The hope is that Willie stays up in the majors permanently with this promotion.

Elvis Andrus hopes to become a citizen today, and talks about what that means as his home country of Venezuela is racked by political turmoil.

This week’s Evan Help Us has stuff on Nomar Mazara, Joey Gallo, and jerseys to buy.

The S-T has notes on Joey Gallo, Willie Calhoun, and Ariel Jurado.

The Rangers’ website has notes on Joey Gallo, Willie Calhoun, Shane Carle, Kyle Dowdy, Pedro Payano, Scott Heineman and Rougned Odor.