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Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Gomez hits a three-run homer in his first at-bat for the Rangers, giving Texas 3-0 lead against Cleveland. Gomez, released by Houston earlier this month, was called up today after playing three games in Triple-A.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 13 TCU has its starting quarterback: Kenny Hill. Gary Patterson just made the announcement after the Frogs' practice today. The Texas A&M transfer had a good competition with sophomore Foster Sawyer. Hill's SEC experience and ability to make plays in the run game were hard to beat.

Lineup: Rangers (74-53) vs. Indians (72-53)

  • 1. Nomar Mazara, RF (L)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R))
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, DH (S)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
  • 7. Mitch Moreland, 1B (L)
  • 8. Carlos Gomez, LF (R)
  • 9. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
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How do Rangers rank in intangibles?

The Rangers have two of baseball's top baserunners in Ian Desmond and Adrian Beltre. How were they ranked? Dan Szymborski breaks it down. Ranking "intangible" tools (Insider)

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Are Frogs developing into blue blood?

TCU has been in four leagues since Gary Patterson took over in 2000, but the Horned Frogs have found their home in the Big 12. They've come close to crashing the CFP, and they're climbing higher. Who could achieve blue-blood status? (Insider)

Jean-Jacques Taylor ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Gomez makes his Texas Rangers debut playing left field and hitting seventh.

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2016 season preview: Texas Longhorns

Texas coach Charlie Strong has another roster filled with young talent, but needs it to mature in time to hold up against a tough early schedule.

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Cowboys' non-QB MVP: Tyron Smith

There were plenty of options for Todd Archer to choose from, including Dez Bryant and Sean Lee. But Smith would be very hard to replace at left tackle, and keeping Tony Romo upright is awfully important. Non-QB MVPs

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The Rangers' bullpen is ... confusing

Texas' relief corps ranks 27th in the majors with a 4.77 ERA but leads the majors with 30 wins. Must be all those late comebacks and one-run wins. What we learned Wednesday

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Back-to-back: Desmond and ... Darvish?

Yes, Rangers starter Yu Darvish and outfielder Ian Desmond hit back-to-back home runs on Wednesday. The last AL team to do that was the then-Devil Rays on June 4, 2000, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

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Evaluating Texas' all-time success

Adam Rittenberg is 35 years old and has lived to see Texas win just one national title. He realizes the long-term history and tradition, but he gave the Longhorns a "9" for a lack of consistency while the sport has been most competitive. Tough calls in blue-blood rankings

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2016 season preview: TCU Horned Frogs

TCU enters another season with high expectations, and will need strong play from QB Kenny Hill and a win vs. Oklahoma to reach its lofty goals.

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Is Ezekiel Elliott already a top-10 back?

Our #NFLRank voters sure think so. Elliott didn't make the Top 100, but his No. 145 ranking put him seventh among all running backs, ahead of several more established players. #NFLRank audit by position (Insider)

Stats & Info

Rangers beef up one-run win record

With a 6-5 victory over the Reds on Wednesday, Texas further improved its chances to break Baltimore's 2012 record for best winning percentage in one-run games.