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Rangers will need more from big bats

Help is on the way, but current Texas lineup needs to complement starting pitching

Updated: May 22, 2011, 8:26 AM ET
By Calvin Watkins | ESPNDallas.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The Texas Rangers entered this three-game interleague series against the Philadelphia Phillies with the understanding that their hitters are struggling as they face some of the best pitchers in the game.

Yet with the type of lineup manager Ron Washington uses each night, there is some confidence.

Saturday night, Cliff Lee, the former Rangers ace, dominated his former club. He struck out 10 over eight innings. He allowed no runs while allowing just five hits over 122 ...

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