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Life after Cruz can still mean wins

Rangers must fix baserunning blunders, rely on their pitching ... and believe

Updated: August 5, 2013, 11:07 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Major League Baseball silenced the Texas Rangers' "boomstick" for the rest of the season, which came as no surprise.

Nelson Cruz, known for the powerful bat he swings, is gone.

And he ain't coming back for 50 games, which means he won't play again this season unless Texas makes the playoffs.

That has you mad. And frustrated. And disillusioned.

All of that's understandable.

But the Rangers' season isn't over just because Cruz used a performance-enhancing drug ...

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