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  1. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Astros 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- About two weeks ago, the Texas Rangers were on pace to lose 100 games for the first time since 1973. A resurgence against some playoff contenders has pushed the Rangers away from the century mark and quite possibly the No. 1 ov...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  2. Rangers-Athletics Preview

    Rangers-Athletics Preview

    Preview | September 15, 2014
  3. Royals come to town as contenders

    Calvin Watkins

    The last time the Kansas City Royals reached the postseason they won the World Series. That was back in 1985. The Royals have been rebuilding ever since and just ended a nine-year stretch of sub-.500 seasons with a 86-76 record last season. They h...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  4. Texas Rangers will be closer to goal of World Series title by acq...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    By acquiring Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers GM Jon Daniels will be a big step closer to delivering Texas a championship.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2013
  5. Ian Kinsler ready to contribute new contender in Detroit Tigers

    There won't be much talk about Ian Kinsler filling Prince Fielder's shoes in Detroit.

    Story | Conversation | November 25, 2013
  6. Texas Rangers seek help from wild-card contenders' opponents

    Richard Durrett and Todd Wills

    The Texas Rangers players are making sure they do everything they can -- both on and off the field -- to get into the playoffs. That includes a few players texting motivational messages for former teammates or managers with a few teams who could impact th

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  7. Justin Maxwell's grand slam in 10th gets Royals by Rangers

    Justin Maxwell hit a grand slam with two outs in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 4-0 Sunday in a matchup of AL wild-card contenders.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 22, 2013
  8. Rangers-Rays Preview

    Rangers-Rays Preview

    Preview | September 16, 2013
  9. First Pitch: It ain't over

    Andrew Marchand

    It ain't over for the New York Yankees. Not by a long shot. Not with their schedule. Now that the Yankees have fled Boston, they have the easiest schedule of any of the wild-card contenders. In fact, if they can sweep the last-place Blue Jays in T...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  10. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  11. New York Yankees contenders? Not the way they played at Fenway

    Wallace Matthews

    When the Yanks need to be playing their best, they're playing their worst.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  12. White Sox turn Indians into contenders

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The joke is that the Chicago White Sox are so bad that they make everybody else look like a playoff contender. The reality is that they actually have made a contender out of the Cleveland Indians. With an 8-1 victory Saturday, the In...

    Blog | September 14, 2013
  13. A.J. Griffin pitches A's to three-game sweep of Rays

    Coco Crisp and Stephen Vogt homered, A.J. Griffin struck out seven in seven innings, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of fellow playoff contender Tampa Bay with a 5-1 victory Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 01, 2013
  14. Biogenesis case thorn in side of some contenders

    Jayson Stark

    The Rangers and Tigers seem to somewhat be caught in limbo as the Biogenesis case drags on with the trade deadline looming.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  15. Yankees-Rangers Preview

    Yankees-Rangers Preview

    Preview | July 23, 2013
  16. Matt Garza to make Texas Rangers debut Wednesday against New York...

    Matt Garza is set to start pitching for a playoff contender again, this time with a team that has long coveted him.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2013