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79-54, 1st in AL West
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Odor's two-run homer lifts Rangers to walk-off win (0:39)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Rangers do it again! Amazing. Rougned Odor wins it by golfing a 2-2 pitch from Edwin Diaz over the center field fence for a dramatic two-run walk-off homer and a dagger in the heart of Seattle's season. The Rangers are now 30-8 in one-run games. Amazing. Hey, I just said that! 30-8

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Mariners brought in Edwin Diaz for a six-out save and while he fanned Carlos Beltran with two on to escape the eighth, he threw 24 pitches. He's back out for the ninth against the meat of the Texas order. The Rangers are fine kings of the one-run victory ... and sure enough, Adrian Beltre leads off with a single.

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Cole Hamels disappoints versus Mariners

The AL Cy Young candidate didn't last five innings and surrendered six runs to wild-card-hunting Seattle. The six runs matched a season-high for Hamels, whose ERA increased to 2.91. Follow live

Lineup: Rangers (78-54) vs. Mariners (68-63)

  • 1. Delino DeShields, LF (R)
  • 2. Ian Desmond, CF (R)
  • 3. Carlos Beltran, RF (S)
  • 4. Adrian Beltre, 3B (R)
  • 5. Rougned Odor, 2B (L)
  • 6. Jonathan Lucroy, C (R)
  • 7. Elvis Andrus, SS (R)
  • 8. Ryan Rua, 1B (R)
  • 9. Carlos Gomez, RF (R)
  • SP: Cole Hamels, LHP
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Is Matt Bush key to Rangers' season?

In a bullpen that has been among the worst in the majors this season, Bush, who was practicing in a Golden Corral parking lot after being released from prison, has starred. Where would Texas be without him? Schoenfield: Players affecting team's 2016 hopes (Insider)

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Carlos Beltran packed his power to Texas

Beltran hit his 25th homer of the season on Monday. It marks the second time that he has hit 25 or more HRs while playing for multiple teams in a season (2004 the other). Only three other players in MLB history have hit at least 25 HRs while playing for multiple teams in more than one season, the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

  • Fred McGriff (1993 Padres and Braves; 2001 Devil Rays and Cubs)
  • Tony Batista (1999 D-backs and Blue Jays; 2001 Blue Jays and Orioles)
  • Mark Teixeira (2007 Rangers and Braves; 2008 Braves and Angels)

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Darvish, Lucroy relationship leading Rangers in right direction (1:29)
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Rangers hold off Mariners for third straight win (0:57)
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Don't worry Beltran, SC's got your back (0:48)

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Rangers DH Carlos Beltrán hit his 25th home run on Monday, giving him 25 in a season for the first time since 2012. Beltrán has 417 career home runs. He's the sixth switch-hitter to have eight 25-homer seasons. Eddie Murray has the most, 12.

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Beltran's towering blast puts Rangers ahead (0:24)
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Rangers rise in Power Rankings

After beating the Indians in three of four, Texas is now the No. 1 AL team in our rankings. Even if the Rangers played .500 baseball the rest of the way, they'd finish with at least 92 wins. Week 21 Power Rankings

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SportsCenter pokes fun at Beltran for hair fiasco (1:17)
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Another game, another Texas one-run win

With Sunday's 2-1 win, the Rangers are now 29-8 in games decided by one run this season, which, according to ESPN Stats & Info, would be the best win percentage in the modern era in this category if they can stay at this pace (.784). What we learned Sunday

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2dJeff Sullivan

What do the Rangers see in Carlos Gomez?

Jeff Sullivan searches for something -- anything -- the AL West-leading Texas Rangers could have seen in Carlos Gomez to give him the opportunity he's getting, and doesn't find much.

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Iwakuma takes on Darvish on Monday Night Baseball (1:33)
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Beltran finally breaks his slump

Carlos Beltran ended a career-long 32-AB hitless streak with a first-inning single on Saturday. It was the longest such streak for a player with at least 2,500 hits to his credit (Beltran had 2,580 when it started) since Cal Ripken, with 3,182 hits, went hitless in 33 at-bats during a stretch in 2001, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs6139th
Batting Average.26110th
On Base Percentage.31920th
Slugging Percentage.42811th
Earned Run Average4.2919th
Quality Starts717th
WHIP1.3620th
BAA.26119th

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