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  1. Lineup: Mitch Moreland returns to 9-hole

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After being left out of the starting lineup Monday night against Rays lefty David Price, Mitch Moreland returns to first base for tonight's second of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers bring RHP Yu Darvish back to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. Hard to defuse Rangers' 3-4 dynamite

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was brought to cleanup hitter Adrian Beltre's attention that his RBI total of 74 prior to Friday's game is pretty good. But how many more could he have if he didn't bat behind slugger Josh Hamilton, the majors' RBI leader? "...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  3. No-hitter eludes Matt Harrison, but 15th win doesn't

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Throw around terms such as ace and debate who is and who isn't. That's baseball. Matt Harrison is just trying to win games. On Friday, he won his 15th, a career-best, and it's not even Labor Day. He did it by taking a no-hit bi...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  4. Adrian Beltre prefers 3-HR game over cycle

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is smoking at the plate. He hit three home runs in his first three at-bats on Wednesday. On Friday he hit for the cycle for the second time in his career. So which feat is more impressive? ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Twins 0

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lefty Matt Harrison increased his team-high win total to a career-best 15, as he delivered a second consecutive ace-like performance Friday with an 8-0 blanking of the Minnesota Twins. Harrison took a no-hitter into the seventh...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. Four Rangers receive MVP recognition

    Jeff Caplan

    Michael Young finished eighth in voting for the American League MVP award and was one of four Texas Rangers to receive votes. Detroit Tigers pitcher and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander completed the rare double-double by winning the AL MVP on Mon...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  7. Will Michael Young garner MVP votes?

    Jeff Caplan

    The American League MVP will be announced at 1 p.m. today and unlike last season when Josh Hamilton was the runaway favorite -- and landslide winner -- a handful of players are in the running this season. Will Texas Rangers super-utility man Micha...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  8. Rangers strike for 3 in 7th, lead 7-4

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit back-to-back home runs off Lance Lynn to quickly put the Rangers ahead 6-4 in the top of the seventh after the Cardinals tied it in the bottom of the sixth but left the bases loaded. The Rangers weren...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  9. On one knee, Adrian Beltre swings big

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Third baseman Adrian Beltre flashed his brilliant leather once again on the first play of the game to rob Rafael Furcal of a lead-off double for the second consecutive game. But it was in the sixth inning that Beltre left jaws ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  10. Lineup: Rangers don't change a thing

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Up against Game 1 winner and St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington won't change what worked in Game 4 for tonight's pivotal Game 5 of the World Series, the final of three in a row at Rangers...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  11. Defensive difference: First out is 'huge' one

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland's third pitch into his phenomenal Game 4 performance might have doomed the young lad, if only it had the chance. Don't undersell the first out of the game when Rafael Furcal's laser down the third-base line found ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  12. Matchup: Edwin Jackson vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another postseason game, another lefty takes the mound for the Texas Rangers. Derek Holland will make his fourth start of the postseason and his first in the World Series. He moved down in rotation from the second spot in the ALDS...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  13. With no DH, 1B calling Michael Young

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Michael Young spent Monday's workout at first base. He'll likely be getting rather cozy over there for the World Series. With the first two games against the St. Louis Cardinals being played at Busch Stadium, meaning no designa...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  14. Was Adrian Beltre almost an Angel?

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre almost wasn't. "There was already money, contract on the table," Beltre said as he stood on the field, his red Rangers' American League championship t-shirt drenched with ginger ale. "I...

    Blog | October 16, 2011
  15. Matchup: Max Scherzer vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Here we go. Two chances for the Texas Rangers to clinch a second consecutive American League pennant. Do-or-die for the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers roll out unpredictable LHP Derek Holland, who has four complete-game shutouts and ...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  16. Two grounders, two different results

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Two grounders to third base, one in the top half of the sixth inning and one in the bottom, changed the complexion of Game 5. The only explanation plausible belongs to Rangers manager Ron Washington's mantra: That's how baseball go. "Wh...

    Blog | October 13, 2011