Found May 10, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Texas Rangers have owned the Houston Astros lately. The AL West leaders, though, aren't about to overlook their new divisional foes. Texas continues its four-city road trip Friday night with Alexi Ogando pitching opposite Dallas Keuchel, who makes his first start of the season for the Astros. By taking two of three in Houston from March 31-April 3 - Ogando (3-2, 3.08 ERA) struck out a career-best 10 in 6 1-3 shutout innings to win the series finale - the Rangers improved to 21-6 in this in-state matchup since 2009. Texas (21-13) has won 12 of 15 at Minute Maid Park during that stretch, but manager Ron Washington sees the Astros (10-25) making progress in their first season in the AL. "They're not panicking and they don't care what other people are saying," he told the Rangers' official website. "That's what you've got to do. They're doing what they need to be doing. They know the situation they are in. It's no secret. But you r...
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