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  1. Is Matt Harrison an All-Star?

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington will again skipper the American League All-Star team next month. That means he could have the final say-so on who does makes the team as a reserve. Washington has until this weekend to turn in his...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  2. Matt Harrison leaves with lower back tightness

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers left-handed starter Matt Harrison exited a shutout bid after five innings against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday night with lower back tightness. Harrison, going for an American League-best 10 wins tonight, was sa...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Houston Astros' switch to AL West is good call

    Jeff Caplan

    The Houston Astros' move to the American League West in 2013 is a decision steeped in logic and a shift that needed to occur. Astros fans won't immediately see it this way. They'll decry the addition of the designated hitter and the loss of the do...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  6. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers expect bats to wake up at home...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers expect their bats to wake up with the Series shifting to Arlington.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  7. Nelson Cruz staying at No. 7 and he's good

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Stop the calls for Nelson Cruz to move to cleanup or fifth or elsewhere in the batting order. An historic American League Championship Series won't even make Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington change the lineup. "No," Washing...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  8. Ron Washington AL repeat: 'Wasn't easy'

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The feat the Texas Rangers accomplished Saturday night had not been done in a decade since a spry Derek Jeter and the mighty New York Yankees were dominating the American League. Back-to-back AL champs T-shirts this week might ...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  9. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers make World Series using unconv...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers used an unusual pitching approach to return to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Derek Holland must stay in control of his pitches and his emotion...

    Jeff Caplan

    Derek Holland needs to stay in control of his pitches and his emotions in Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  13. 2011 ALCS -- Jose Valverde, Joaquin Benoit won't pitch for Detroi...

    Jeff Caplan

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that closer Jose Valverde and setup man Joaquin Benoit will not be available out of the bullpen Thursday in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  14. A big test for evolving Matt Harrison

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Matt Harrison will pitch in the biggest game of his life this afternoon. Game 4 of the American League Championship Series can either push the Texas Rangers to a commanding 3-1 lead or the Detroit Tigers can gain the tie and the momentu...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  15. Matchup: Justin Verlander vs. C.J. Wilson

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Game 1 of the American League Championship Series tonight showcases two staff aces, with Texas Rangers LHP C.J. Wilson looking to bounce back from his rough ALDS opener against Cy Young favorite and MVP candidate RHP Justin Verlan...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  16. 2011 ALCS -- Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young uncertain for Game 1

    Jeff Caplan

    Tigers slugger Delmon Young opened his trip to the AL Championship Series with a doctor's examination.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2011