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TEX@SEA: Blackley hurls six solid frames for the win

Looking to extend their lead in the American League West, the Rangers will turn to Travis Blackley on Sunday.

The left-hander was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on August 20 and is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in two starts for the Rangers.

Blackley is coming off his first win with the Rangers -- the seventh of his career -- and will have a simple approach come Sunday.

"I just want to continue what I did," Blackley said. "I just want to get ahead early, and keep them on the back foot, try and get some weak contact early and be economical to keep the team in the game as long as I can."

When Blackley takes the mound, he will be facing a Twins lineup that no longer features Justin Morneau.

The first baseman spent the first 11 years of his career as a member of the Twins, but on Saturday he was traded to the Pirates.

"He was our leader," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He was the one who whenever something needed to be said, he stepped up. He was a leader in the community, too, and made sure players in our organization knew what we were all about. He'll always be remembered here for what he did. But now we'll have to figure out how to move forward and get on with our lives and let Morny settle in for the middle of a pennant race."

Rangers: Feliz expected to be added to roster
Neftali Feliz was with his Rangers teammates Saturday night and is expected to be added to the roster prior to Sunday's game.

Feliz, who has been recovering from Tommy John surgery, said he felt 95 percent recovered and is excited to be back.

"It's good to be here, to be with the team to help the team win this year," Feliz said.

Twins: Morneau trade surprises Twins
There had been rumors, but that doesn't mean it was any easier for the Twins players to accept that fact that Justin Morneau was no longer their teammate.

"I was kind of in shock that it actually happened," said Glen Perkins, who played eight seasons with Morneau. "You have an idea something might happen, and then it doesn't, so when it happens it doesn't really sink in right away. But that's how it goes I guess."

Morneau did have a chance to say goodbye to his teammates as he rode the bus to the stadium to get his belongings from his locker. And although a lot of the players were sad to see their first baseman go, some were happy that he gets to play for a contender.

"I'm excited for him," catcher Ryan Doumit said. "Pittsburgh is a great sports town. They've waited a long time to be in the position they're in. It's a great team."

Worth noting:
• Kevin Correia will start for the Twins on Sunday. Correia is 1-0 against Texas in his career and has shut them out for eight innings.

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