Apologies for the dead time here. Life has been rather busy, and I've been finding myself too tired the last few days.

In any case, Leonys Martin and A.J. Pierzynski combined for half the Rangers 14 hits tonight on the way to a 16-3 victory over the Houston Astros. In the past three games, the Rangers have scored 34 runs, with the unfortunate point being that a 4-3 loss in the series-finale against Seattle was sandwiched right in the middle of 15-run and 16-run efforts.

Unfortunately, the Mariners weren't as clutch against the A's tonight as they were in the series against the Rangers, giving up a walk-off home run, leaving Texas only a half-game up in the AL West.