Stock Watch: Ian Kinsler up; Mike Adams down
Ian Kinsler: He had a leadoff homer in one of the club's biggest games this season (Thursday) and set the tone. Texas is 23-4 when Kinsler hits a leadoff home run.
Adrian Beltre: He continues to collect big hits at the most important times and did so again Monday to give the Rangers a win in the opening game of the four-game set with Oakland.
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Mike Adams: He's not feeling 100 percent with the tight muscle in his shoulder and he gave up three solo home runs Thursday to make that game a lot tighter than it should have been.
Martin Perez: The young starter couldn't make it out of the first inning Wednesday, forcing the bullpen to pick him up. Texas lost the game. Perez needs to have a short memory as he's slated to pitch Monday in Oakland.
Mark Lowe: He gave up a home run in extra innings to George Kottaras on Tuesday to give Oakland a 3-2 win. He's struggled to find consistency, and part of that is he hasn't pitched much this month. But it's unlikely he'll be on the postseason roster.
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