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Rangers fire Banister after 4 seasons

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) The Texas Rangers fired manager Jeff Banister on Friday after the team stumbled to its first consecutive losing records in 10 years after winning AL West titles in each of his first two seasons.

Texas announced the move with 10 games left in Banister's fourth season.

In a season when the focus turned to the development of their younger players, the Rangers had a 64-88 record heading into the Friday night's game against Seattle to open the final home series of the year. They had lost four in a row and 11 of 15.

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