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  1. Mitch Moreland makes plays of the game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland saved Yu Darvish's 13th victory -- twice. His nimble fielding in the fourth inning sparked a 3-6-1 double play to end a bases-loaded, one-out jam, and his backhand spear behind first base in...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. Unsung hero: Ben Zobrist comes up big

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Moore and Kelly Shoppach will get the hero's treatment, and rightfully so in the Tampa Bay Rays' 9-0 victory in Game 1 of the ALDS. But, don't overlook the contributions of second baseman and cleanup hitter Ben Zobrist. He...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  3. Cliff Lee strands runner at 2nd, leads 2-1

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee threw a giant curve that caught Ben Zobrist looking with a runner at second to end the fifth inning. Texas leads 2-1. Lee has retired eight of the last nine batters he's faced and five by strikeo...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  4. Rays get one off Cliff; tied after three

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right fielder Ben Zobrist dropped an RBI single into center field to tie Game 5 at 1-1 after three innings. The Rays blew a chance to get more when, with one out, Jason Bartlett charged home on Carl Crawford'...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  5. Kamikaze Hamilton sore, but 'good enough'

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington spent about five minutes before Game 2 explaining why he would play Josh Hamilton in center with Julio Borbon in Thursday's Game 2 lineup and increase the risk of injury to Hamilton's oh-so...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  6. Ben Zobrist ends Cliff Lee's shutout in 7th

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Rays right-fielder Ben Zobrist just ended Cliff Lee's shutout in the bottom of the seventh. He tagged a 1-0 pitch to right field for Tampa's first run off Lee and its first hit since a lead-off double in the second inning. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  7. Rays best at stealing, but Rangers ready

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays ranked 13th in the American League in batting average, 12 spots below the AL's top-hitting Texas Rangers, yet the Rays finished third in runs scored with 15 more than the Texas. Their secret? Stolen bases...

    Blog | October 05, 2010