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Lowe ready to step up in Texas bullpen

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have used right-handed reliever Mark Lowe in a variety of roles over the past two seasons. This year it has been mainly in middle relief, when they are behind or in mop-up situations.

That will likely change now that Alexi Ogando and Koji Uehara are on the disabled list. Lowe could have a chance to take over the seventh-inning setup role.

"I just take every outing like I'm in a big game," Lowe said. "I haven't pitched in many close games, but my mindset is I'm in one. You've got to keep rolling, things like this happen the game, it's part of 162 games."

Lowe went into Thursday's game with a 3.09 ERA, while opponents are hitting .224 off him.

"I'm throwing a lot of strikes," Lowe said. "I'm attacking and getting ahead of hitters and trying to get out there throwing as few pitches as possible."

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have used right-handed reliever Mark Lowe in a variety of roles over the past two seasons. This year it has been mainly in middle relief, when they are behind or in mop-up situations.

That will likely change now that Alexi Ogando and Koji Uehara are on the disabled list. Lowe could have a chance to take over the seventh-inning setup role.

"I just take every outing like I'm in a big game," Lowe said. "I haven't pitched in many close games, but my mindset is I'm in one. You've got to keep rolling, things like this happen the game, it's part of 162 games."

Lowe went into Thursday's game with a 3.09 ERA, while opponents are hitting .224 off him.

"I'm throwing a lot of strikes," Lowe said. "I'm attacking and getting ahead of hitters and trying to get out there throwing as few pitches as possible."

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