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  1. September's downward spiral continues

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are running out of games to stop what they've started since the calendar hit September: A 2-7 record for the month. A 3-8 mark if you go back to Aug. 30. And four consecutive series losses after Tuesday's 5-4 ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 11, White Sox 5

    Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers finally broke out the long ball -- with authority -- in an 11-5 shellacking of the Chicago White Sox on Friday night in the Windy City. AL West lead expands: The Rangers have a 3½-game lead on Oakland after ending Chicago'...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  3. Buzz: Baker, Gentry ready for run of lefties

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers began a stretch of five straight games against left-handed starters on Wednesday with the Houston Astros' Erik Bedard. That means Jeff Baker and Craig Gentry will start and Mitch Moreland and David Murphy will c...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  4. Buzz: Bench production keys rise to first

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' consistent bench production hasn't been lost on manager Ron Washington, who has used platoons and pinch hitters more than ever this season, his seventh in Texas. "We haven't had this bench since we've been h...

    Blog | August 18, 2013
  5. Buzz: Rangers looking like Chicago South

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A.J. Pierzynski. Matt Garza. Geovany Soto. Jeff Baker. Neal Cotts. Who knows, maybe Alex Rios someday soon. The Chicago Cubs and White Sox have banded together to take over the Rangers, right? "Wait, let's separate it," P...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  6. Rangers' players thrilled with Garza deal

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' newest pitcher, Matt Garza, received rave reviews from his soon-to-be teammates after Monday's 3-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Some of them have played with him before, such as utilityman Jeff Baker, G...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Ron Washington to Gary Pettis: 'Trust yourself'

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Hitters have slumps. Pitchers do, too. And so do third-base coaches. Texas Rangers third-base coach Gary Pettis had a tough weekend, capped on Sunday by a second out in three games made between third base and home plate. The Ra...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Orioles 3, Rangers 1

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers came back from the four-day All-Star break with a listless performance against the Baltimore Orioles, losing 3-1 to the Orioles on Friday night. Offensive woes: The Rangers have been dismal with runners in sco...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  9. Lineups: Nelson Cruz out with migraine

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON -- Nelson Cruz has a migraine and is not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles. Leonys Martin will shift to right field as Craig Gentry makes his return. Jeff Baker also returns and will be the designated hitter. TEXAS RAN...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  10. Will 'Manny being Manny' work in Arlington?

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If indeed "Manny being Manny" makes its debut with the Texas Rangers later this month, one question looms: Will it work? Is Manny Ramirez, at age 41, worth the risk? In the Rangers' case, the answer is obvious: Absolutely. ...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  11. Buzz: Jeff Baker suffers setback

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers utility man Jeff Baker's right hand is in a new splint after he received a second cortisone shot Monday for his sprained thumb. Baker went to see a hand specialist Monday after taking five swings in the batting ca...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  12. Jeff Baker of Texas Rangers placed on DL with sprained thumb

    Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers placed utility man Jeff Baker on the 15-day disabled list and optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness to Triple-Round Rock and recalled reliever Joseph Ortiz and catcher Robinson Chirinos.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Blue Jays 4, Rangers 3 (18)

    Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers tied a club record, playing 18 innings only to lose 4-3 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at the Rogers Centre. The game lasted five hours and 28 minutes. Jays finally end it: Ross Wolf was a tough-luck loser as Toro...

    Blog | June 08, 2013
  14. Mitch Moreland of Texas Rangers placed on DL with hamstring injur...

    Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers have placed first baseman Mitch Moreland on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2013
  15. MRI shows Adrian Beltre of Texas Rangers has hammy strain

    Todd Wills

    Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre had an MRI that revealed a "minor" strain of his left hamstring.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 9, Mariners 5

    Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers won their second straight game, beginning their three-game road series against the Seattle Mariners with a 9-5 victory on Friday night. The Rangers used home runs from Lance Berkman and Jeff Baker to power their way to their 31st...

    Blog | May 25, 2013