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After rough week, Dyson comes back strong

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers closer Sam Dyson saw one big difference between his outing in Sunday's 8-1 win over the A's and his two previous appearances against the Indians last week.

"Yeah, I got out of the inning, that's all," Dyson said.

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers closer Sam Dyson saw one big difference between his outing in Sunday's 8-1 win over the A's and his two previous appearances against the Indians last week.

"Yeah, I got out of the inning, that's all," Dyson said.

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It wasn't a save situation, but Dyson was able to finish out the win without any trouble. He struck out Marcus Semien, walked Rajai Davis and then got Ryon Healy to ground into a game-ending double play.

Dyson allowed eight runs over his first two outings against the Indians on Monday and Wednesday. Both times, he was unable to pitch a full inning.

"It's nice not to get pulled during a game and get through a full inning," Dyson said. "It's a step in the right direction."

So, what changed for Dyson?

"I can't tell you any secrets," Dyson said. "Some days I get outs, some days I don't. There is no mystery.

"Today, I was executing pitches at the bottom of the zone and got outs."

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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