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Rangers too good to slump this bad

With injuries piling up and AL West lead shrinking, club must prove its mettle

Updated: June 12, 2012, 3:09 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

IRVING, Texas -- It's time for the malaise that has infected the Texas Rangers for the last seven weeks and 38 games to end.

Injuries have ravaged the rotation. The vaunted offense has left 83 runners on base and hit only .266 with runners in scoring position the past 10 games. The defense, for the most part, has been abject.

And now the Rangers' lead in the AL West -- nine games in April -- has shrunk to three.

For the first time this season, the Rangers face some adversity.

Let's ...

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