Written off after bad April, Rangers have turned things around

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When the Rangers again started poorly this season, Texas general manager Jon Daniels felt sure about this: His team would improve as the season moved along, as new manager Jeff Banister settled in, as the players got to know Banister, as a new culture developed, as broken bodies healed.

Now, as June looms, the Rangers are crushing the ball, Josh Hamilton is about to rejoin the team and Texas is almost back to .500. After losing their first game in May, the Rangers were 7-15; they are 13-8 since.