Matt Garza wasn't at his best, but was just good enough to keep Texas within striking distance, as the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 9-5.

It was yet another night in which patience and sound baserunning got the job done, and the Rangers have now won 10 of their last 11 games, and remain even with Oakland in the AL West for another day.

Tomorrow, we get our first glimpse of Alex Rios in a Rangers uniform.