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ARLINGTON, Texas -- The ever-changing roster of the Texas Rangers figures to have a new look when the club begins a pivotal four-game series against Cleveland on Thursday at Globe Life Park.Texas, which is in first place in the American League West despite getting shutout four times this month, will try to add some pop to the offense as outfielder Carlos Gomez is expected to be added to the roster in time for the series opener.The former All-Star was released by Houston on Aug. 18 after a dismal start to the season. Texas signed Gomez two days later and sent him to Triple-A Round Rock, where he hit .308 in three games with a pair of extra-base hits and two RBI.Texas isnt expected Gomez to be a savior for an offense that has struggled this month despite adding Jonathan Lucroy and Carlos Beltran. Hes not guaranteed a starting spot in an outfield that has two fixtures in Nomar Mazara and Ian Desmond.But Gomez, who was an All-Star in 2013 and 2014, was worth the risk for Texas despite his .210 average in 85 games with Houston this year.Texas manager Jeff Banister is hoping getting dumped by American League West rival Houston serves as motivation for Gomez.For a player of his caliber, for a team to not want you, then not be claimed, has to be a wake-up call, a punch to the nose, if you will, Banister said. Hes still passionate for the game. Can still run, throw, hit for power. He has an opportunity to show the rest of the baseball world that hes still a relevant player, with a team that has a lot to play for.The first-place Indians have a lot to play for, too. The only team with a better record in the AL than the Indians is Texas. Cleveland comes into the series 5-5 in its last 10 games and losers of consecutive games in Oakland.While the Indians have a 5 1/2-game lead over Detroit in the AL Central, they know theyve got to get things going against a Texas team that is 39-20 at Globe Life Park and leads Seattle by 6 1/2 in the West.Like the Rangers, Cleveland is in an offensive downturn. The Indians scored three runs in their three games against Oakland.Hopefully we just had like three days of amnesia, Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. Those things happen. Its not fun when it does, but it happens. Fortunately we won one game 1-0, but we have to give them some (the Athletics) some credit. They did a number on us.While the Indians may not be hitting the ball well, the series in Texas will provide one Cleveland player with a chance to play where hes had a lot of success. Mike Napoli helped the Rangers to the World Series in 2011 and to the playoffs last year before signing with the Indians. 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ROME -- Since the end of September, no one had been better in Serie A than Atalanta.Relying on a long list of promising young players, many of them developed in the clubs youth academy, Atalanta had put together six consecutive wins and a nine-match unbeaten streak.The Bergamo clubs streak ended Saturday with a 3-1 loss at Juventus, the five-time defending Italian champion.Alex Sandro, Daniele Rugani and Mario Mandzukic scored for the hosts while all Atalanta could produce was a late goal from Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler.They should be a reference point for us. We can learn a lot from them, Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said. There was clearly a gap on the pitch tonight. We werent able to impose ourselves.The victory stretched Juves lead to seven points ahead of Roma and AC Milan, which each play Sunday.Roma faces Lazio in the Rome derby and Milan hosts struggling Crotone.The win also revived Juventus belief that it can secure a record sixth straight title following a surprising loss at Genoa last weekend.For all practical purposes I had stopped being a coach for the last month with the Champions League and matches every three days, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said. We were able to train this week and we discussed things and exchanged ideas.All three of Juves losses this season had come after midweek Champions League losses.While the Turin club has already advanced to the knockout phase, Juventus will still be looking to win its group when it hosts Dynamo Zagreb on Wednesday.Up next for Juventus in Serie A is the derby against Torino, followed by a possible 1-2 showdown with Roma.Atalanta is sixth, eight points behind Juventus and level on pointts with fourth-placed Lazio and fifth-placed Napoli.ddddddddddddAt the Juventus Stadium, the hosts dominated from the start.Sandro dribbled by a defender before bending in an accurate shot after a quarter hour to conclude an impressive solo action. The Brazilian then ran over to the touchline and grabbed a T-shirt with a dedication to Chapecoense, the Brazilian club that lost most of its teams players and staff in a plane crash in Colombia on Monday.Rugani doubled the lead with a header from a corner four minutes later and Mandzukic added another midway through the second half, also meeting a corner from Miralem Pjanic with a header.Mandzukic, who has scored three goals and helped create another in his last four Serie A appearances, later exited with an apparent bruise.Freulers goal came eight minutes from the end, on a volley from the center of the area.Franck Kessie, Atalantas prized 19-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder who has been linked with a possible move to Juventus, hardly made an impact.Still, there were some glimpses of promise from Atalanta, like when 22-year-old defender Mattia Caldara raced back to deflect a shot from Gonzalo Higuain over the bar. 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