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Rangers not sweating upcoming heat

First-place club aims to keep 4-5 trip, visit from AL East contenders in proper focus

Updated: August 9, 2010, 9:19 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rangers manager Ron Washington doesn't believe in measuring sticks. He's not looking at the upcoming series with the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays as any kind of playoff preview or opportunity for his team to grab a psychological edge if it faces one or more of those teams come October.

"It's August," Washington said. "We're not thinking about any of that stuff. That's something to worry about in September."

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