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Texas Rangers Team Report - April 25

(Sports Network) - The Texas Rangers put forth their best offensive effort of the season yesterday in a 16-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game set at the Ballpark in Arlington.

Rafael Palmeiro and Juan Gonzalez each slammed three-run homers to lead Texas. Palmeiro, Gonzalez and Michael Young each collected three hits for the Rangers, while R.A. Dickey (1-1) pitched three innings, allowing one run, after replacing starter Ryan Drese to earn the victory.

Before the game, the Rangers announced on Thursday that pitcher Ismael Valdes will miss his next scheduled start because of tightness in his right shoulder, and he could be headed for the disabled list.

Gonzalez and Palmeiro are just two of five Rangers with at least 11 RBI this season.

Texas hopes that the momentum from last night's convincing victory will carry into tonight's series opener with the powerful New York Yankees.

Colby Lewis will take the hill tonight for the Rangers and will be looking to build upon his finest outing of the season. The 23-year-old righthander, who is 3-0 with a 4.43 ERA, surrendered just one run and four hits over six innings in a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.

Lewis, who has allowed more than three runs just once in his four starts, will be making his first career start against the Yankees.

The Yankees have hit a major league high 44 homers this year and have allowed just seven. Texas is second in the league with homers with 39.

04/25 12:16:01 ET

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