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Harrison Caps Off Solid July



    Matt Harrison has been quite the surprise this season.

    There was his blazing start out of the gates before stumbling a little, but since the calendar hit July he's been pretty fantastic.

    In his five July starts, Harrison has given up just eight earned runs, with four of those coming in a no-decision Rangers' win over Toronto. He has gone at least six innings in all of those starts and went 7 1/3 on Thursday night while giving up just one run on eight hits and a walk to the Twins before leaving the game in the eighth with a 2-1 lead.

    He eclipsed 125 innings on Thursday and saw his ERA dip below 3.00 for the second time in three starts as it now sits at 2.94, the second lowest on the staff behind Alexi Ogando.

    If Harrison can keep up his part, Derek Holland can continue being a respectable fifth starter, and Alexi Ogando can keep up his surprising season, the Rangers will be able to lay claim to having the deepest staff in baseball. And if the expected bullpen changes happen, the Rangers pitching staff could be set for a very long postseason run.