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  1. Aggressive running steals win, series

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Texas Rangers captured the franchise's first playoff series in unconventional fashion, becoming the first team to win a series with all of its victories on the road. So why not grab decisive Game 5 in the same unconventi...

    Blog | October 13, 2010
  2. Cliff Lee sets ALDS strikeout record

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee became the all-time leader in strikeouts for an ALDS (since 1995) when he fanned Carlos Pena to end the sixth inning for his seventh strikeout of the game and 17th of the series. Lee passed R...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  3. Cliff Lee eases through two with 1-run lead

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee breezed through the second, retiring the side in order, including a full-count strikeout of Carlos Pena. Lee has faced seven batters, giving up just a lead-off single by Jason Bartlett. He be...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  4. Against Lee, how will Maddon tweak lineup?

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers have Cliff Lee on the mound for tonight's decisive Game 5 and that means Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has decisions to make regarding his lineup and batting order. Does he go back to the right-handed-...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  5. In duel of young arms, Tommy Hunter loses

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The line between success and failure proved razor-thin Sunday for two young starting pitchers who made their postseason debuts in the teeth of the ALDS. Tampa Bay right-hander Wade Davis had his team's American-League-best 96-wi...

    Blog | October 10, 2010
  6. Popup fooled Ian Kinsler, scored a run

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ian Kinsler just didn't squeeze it. "It just drifted on a little bit and it just kept drifting, drifting on me," Kinsler said of the second-inning popup, "and it went a little bit too far." Matt Joyce's pop into shallow righ...

    Blog | October 10, 2010
  7. Rays grab first lead of series in 8th, 3-2

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington went to closer Neftali Feliz with two out in the bottom of the eight after Darren O'Day struck out the only man he faced. Feliz walked the first man he faced and then gave up an RBI single to J...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  8. Rays get to Darren Oliver, tie it in 8th

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Answering Ian Kinsler's go-ahead home run in the bottom of the seventh, Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Carlos Pena finally got a big hit in the series, lining one to right to score pinch-runner Desmond Jennings. Dan Johnson blast...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  9. Joe Maddon shuffles Rays' order

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has adjusted his batting order for today's Game 3, sliding first baseman Carlos Pena and center fielder B.J. Upton, both of whom are hitless in the series, down to the seventh and eighth spot, res...

    Blog | October 09, 2010
  10. Cliff Lee's 0-3 mark vs. Rays isn't whole story

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee will take the mound Wednesday in Game 1 of the American League Division Series and attempt to do something he hasn't accomplished since Aug. 22, 2008: Beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Not since Lee was a...

    Blog | October 04, 2010