The Rangers managed to surive a day in which their best home run threat was suspended for the rest of the regular season. Without Nelson Cruz, the offense managed to provide enough run support for Martin Perez to win 5-2. Although David Murphy's defense in right field was a bit shaky in the end, the overall contribution of the offense was enough to get the job done.

Since Oakland was off today, the Rangers are now within 2 games in the AL West.

Furthermore, due to popular demand, here is Eric Nadel's call of Adrian Beltre's home run tonight.