Good morning, LSB.
The Rangers defeated the Dodgers 6-2 last night in what Sam Blum calls their most complete win of the season.
TR Sullivan has notes and quotes from the win in which Mike Minor finally looked like the Mike Minor of the last two seasons.
Jeff Wilson writes about the spark provided by Rangers’ centerfielder Leody Taveras, and also touches on the gut-punch news of actor Chadwick Boseman’s death that broke midway through the game last night.
Sullivan also wrote about MLB’s Jackie Robinson day and the importance of expanding the diversity of the game, especially when it comes to the development of young Black players.
Behind the DMN paywall, Blum has a feature on soon-to-be big-leaguer DeMarcus Evans, who went through the deaths of two of his cousins/friends in a four-month span while working his way up the Minor League ladder.
Blum writes that there was much more going on behind the scenes of the postponed game on Thursday than the statement the Rangers organization released to the public would indicate.
More Sullivan, who writes about the Rangers’ trade buzz leading into the Monday deadline.
Manny Ramirez is playing baseball again.
That’s all for this morning. Have a good weekend.