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  1. Extra Bases: Elvis Andrus' arm feels good

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Throughout the spring, Elvis Andrus had to deal with a sore elbow and shoulder due to inactivity throughout the winter. Several times, the Rangers shortstop had to take time off from throwing. Over this past weekend, Andrus...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  2. Darvish provides spark for Rangers

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- At this point of the season, the Texas Rangers need to just stay afloat while a majority of their starting rotation works its way back from injuries. Entering Sunday, the club faced the risk of losing its third straight game a...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  3. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Rays 0

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Another quality start by a Rangers pitcher and timely hitting helped Texas snap a two-game losing streak as the Rangers earned a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in front of 22,569 at Tropicana Field. Welcome back: Darvish h...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  4. Rangers send Martinez down -- for now

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Nick Martinez did everything he could Saturday night to prove his major league worthiness except toss a perfect game. In the end, his demotion back down to the minors was simply a part of the plan, pure semantics due to Yu ...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  5. Martinez arrives for Rangers

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was a complete reversal from Friday night, when the Texas Rangers couldn't generate offense, were sloppy in the field and were a mess on the basepaths. Facing 2012 American League Cy Young winner David Price on Saturday ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Rays 5, Rangers 4

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Nick Martinez did what he needed to do, the defense cleaned up its act after committing four errors Friday, and the Texas Rangers' runners ramped things up on the bases. But the bullpen couldn't hang on in a 5-4 defeat...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  7. Rangers preach aggressiveness on bases

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Over the next few days, the Dallas area will be subjected to a Final Four gathering of basketball teams that like to run, including a perennial slow-it-down program like Wisconsin. Meanwhile, across the Gulf of Mexico, the ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  8. When it rains, it pours ... even at the Trop

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- With a majority of the starting rotation still working its way back to the club, the Texas Rangers would be forgiven if they blamed Friday's 8-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Joe Saunders. Heck, he entered the contest having b...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Rays 8, Rangers 1

    Chris Girandola

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers came to Florida riding a comeback-high after winning two contests against the Philadelphia Phillies with late-inning dramatics. There would be no third lucky charm against the Tampa Bay Rays, as the Range...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. Arencibia dropped to ninth spot in order

    Chris Girandola

    Although J.P. Arencibia is off to a rough start, don't read anything into Ron Washington dropping him down to ninth in the batting order for Friday's contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Donnie Murphy, who went 1-for-4 in his only start this year in T...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. Yu Darvish of Texas Rangers has no concerns going into first star...

    Chris Girandola

    Yu Darvish said he has no concerns with his neck going into Sunday's start against the Tampa Bay Rays.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  12. W2W4: Pitching debuts vs. Rays

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays are set to begin a three-game series tonight. A few things to keep an eye on over the weekend (and by the way, Chris Girandola is in Tampa for us. You can follow him on Twitter @crgrand for his coverage.): * Yu...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  13. Takeaways: Lester in good rhythm

    Chris Girandola

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Takeaways from Clearwater, where the Boston Red Sox began a two-game "road trip" of sorts all tied up. After battling to a 2-2 tie in 10 innings with the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, many of the Sox contingent will travel I-4 to ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  14. Lester on contract talks: 'Making progress'

    Chris Girandola

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Following Friday's contest with the Philadelphia Phillies, Jon Lester may have used a different sports metaphor, but apparently he is closer to signing a new deal with the Red Sox. "We're headed in the right direction," Lester ...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  15. Farrell discusses Sizemore's progress

    Chris Girandola, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Good afternoon from Bright House Field where the Red Sox are playing under National League rules and another sold-out crowd crammed into a stadium to see the 2013 World Champions play and the Budweiser Clydesdales rounded the warn...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  16. Lineups: Bradley Jr. leading off

    Chris Girandola, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    Here are the lineups for today's game between the Red Sox and Phillies: Red Sox 1. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF 2. Jonny Gomes, LF 3. Will Middlebrooks, 3B 4. A.J. Pierzynski, C 5. Bryce Brentz, RF 6. Mike Carp, 1B 7. Jonathan Herrera, SS 8. M...

    Blog | March 21, 2014