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Moreland Coming On At Right Time

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David Murphy #7 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Mitch Moreland #18 after Murphy hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum on September 2, 2013 in Oakland, California. Moreland scored in front of Murphy on the home run. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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Mitch Moreland has had his share of hot streaks this season, as evidenced by his month-long run prior to hitting the disabled list in early-June.

He's also been on the other side of the spectrum, as evidenced by the stretch after he returned from the disabled list after the minimum 15-day stay.

Now, he appears to be turning things around again, and it couldn't be coming at a better for the Texas Rangers, who need all the pop and offensive production they can get.

Moreland homered to tie the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning on Tuesday night in Oakland. The next inning, the Rangers teed off on Bartolo Colon and were on their way to reclaiming sole possession of first place in the AL West. He later doubled.

Moreland now has two home runs in his past three games and five in his last 11, and he's hitting .272 over his last 22 starts with eight homers, 17 RBIs and he's starting to show glimpses of 2010 Moreland, who burst on to the scene and put together great at-bats down the stretch run, racking up 13 walks in that time.

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