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What's new: The Rangers have a slightly different look from the team that collapsed down the stretch last season and missed the playoffs. Former MVP Josh Hamilton signed with the rival Angels, and C Mike Napoli is with the Red Sox. Texas did add C A.J. Pierzynski and DH Lance Berkman to a still potent lineup with Gold Glove 3B Adrian Beltre, SS Elvis Andrus and 2B Ian Kinsler.

Key stat: Andrus has hit .310 in 32 career games against the Rays.

Connections: RHP Jamey Wright is a former Ranger.

Series history: The Rays won last year's series 5-4. Rangers lead overall 77-62, 46-26 in Arlington.

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Rays-Rangers preview 04/07/13 [Last modified: Sunday, April 7, 2013 7:50pm]
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