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  1. Derek Holland must stay in control of his pitches and his emotion...

    Jeff Caplan

    Derek Holland needs to stay in control of his pitches and his emotions in Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  2. Defensive difference: Two cannon balls

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Two huge late-game throws propelled the Texas Rangers to victory in Wednesday's Game 4. In the eighth inning, right-fielder Nelson Cruz preserved a 3-3 tie with a rocket throw to catcher Mike Napoli, who had time to brace for an impendi...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  3. Nelson Cruz is having series for the ages

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Nelson Cruz and his Boomstick are going where few men have gone before. In Game 2, he became the first player in postseason history to hit a walk-off grand slam. His 11th-inning smash won Game 2 for the Texas Rangers. In Wednesday's Gam...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  4. The run Detroit didn't try to score

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Take your pick on chances the Detroit Tigers had to score and failed -- particularly in the first two innings of Games 1 and 2 -- but they've got to be second-guessing the ninth-inning decision not send Ramon Santiago home. Wit...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  5. Manager's visit didn't flip Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington has made several quick-twitch and colorfully worded visits to Derek Holland over the last two seasons. So when Washington hopped out of the dugout in the second inning with Holland having just wal...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  6. David Murphy continues to bury the past

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- No one has been tougher on David Murphy this season than David Murphy. Multiple times he's called much of the season a "personal misery." He has said he ached internally as the team won, yet he struggled and found fewer and few...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  7. Where does Nelson Cruz go from here?

    Jeff Caplan

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a magical season personally and for the Texas Rangers, what did right fielder Nelson Cruz come into spring training focusing on improving? "The main thing is just shortening his stroke up a little bit," manager Ron Washi...

    Blog | March 06, 2011