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Rick Gosselin: Rangers, Astros have everything for a sports rivalry except for one thing

ARLINGTON, Texas The Astros and Rangers are natural, geographical and divisional rivals. They represent everything you want in a sports rivalry ... except meaningful games. Believe it or not, the three-game series between the two teams that started Monday night at Globe Life Park could be the most consequential set of games the Astros and Rangers have played since the Silver Boot was commissioned back in 1992. At least for the Rangers. The Astros sit alone atop the AL West with a comfortable four-game lead over the Angels. Despite a 2-1 victory Sunday over the San Francisco Giants, the Rangers are still wallowing below .500, eight games back of Houston. But the acquisition of Cole...

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