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  1. As Sox slide, Eaton won't give up fight

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- As bad as the Chicago White Sox have been of late - a struggle that includes the pitching staff, defense and now offense - they still have somebody willing to pay the ultimate price for success. Adam Eaton refuses to slow down, even wit...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. Mikolas can't limit damage in defeat

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers played some great defense behind Miles Mikolas. And that's a big reason why the 25-year-old right-hander wore a long face in the clubhouse after the Rangers' 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. "When guys a...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  3. Texas Rangers official scorer Steve Weller faces scrutiny followi...

    Randy Jennings

    Steve Weller, the official scorer in Friday's game between the Rangers and Red Sox, has come under scrutiny following his controversial error ruling on the play that ended Yu Darvish's bid for a perfect game.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2014
  4. Rangers need more from starting rotation

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's not fair to pin the past two weeks of haphazard Texas Rangers baseball on just the starting rotation. After all, the batters can't seem to hit with any kind of consistency and the defense hasn't exactly been sporting shiny...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. O's defense key to contender status

    Buster Olney

    BOSTON -- There was no batting practice for the Boston Red Sox or Baltimore Orioles here Saturday morning, despite the warm sunshine that enveloped Fenway Park. The warning track around the entire field was filled with fans waiting to take photograph...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  6. Martin Perez throws 8 scoreless innings in Rangers' win

    Martin Perez threw eight scoreless innings, Donnie Murphy had a sacrifice fly and the Texas Rangers got a series-clinching 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Sunday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 13, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Prince Fielder's poor defense will make Texas Rangers a bad defen...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains why the Prince Fielder trade is going to be trouble for Rangers pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  9. Washington defends his use of bunts

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- You want to get Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington fired up on an early spring training morning? Ask him why he bunts so much. The skipper put on a full-throated defense (in Washington's colorful style) of his use of the sacri...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  10. Boston Red Sox keep biding time with free agent Stephen Drew

    Gordon Edes

    It may take a while, but the Sox would benefit by bringing back Stephen Drew.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2014
  11. Top 10 defenses in the majors

    Buster Olney

    There probably has been more focus on evaluating and maximizing defensive efficiency than any other part of baseball in the last five years. If we're looking for explanations about why offensive production has been declining, increased defensive prod...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  12. Texas deals speed, defense for power, upside

    Richard Durrett

    If my Twitter account in the past hour is any indication, trading Craig Gentry is not something the Texas Rangers' fan base wanted or expected. I'll be honest: I didn't expect it, either. Essentially, the Rangers are trading the speed and defense ...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  13. Texas Rangers trade Craig Gentry to Oakland Athletics as part of ...

    Richard Durrett

    The Texas Rangers wanted more power in the outfield and the Oakland Athletics wanted more defense, so the clubs swapped outfielders with speedster Craig Gentry going to the A's in exchange for Texas native Michael Choice as part of a four-player trade.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2013
  14. Yadier Molina of St. Louis Cardinals wins sixth straight Gold Glo...

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award Tuesday, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  15. Manny Machado and Brendan Ryan among defensive wild cards in AL w...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at defensive wild cards that will decide the AL wild card race.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  16. As Pierzynski watches, Phegley delivers

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- It hasn't been a season to remember for Chicago White Sox catchers, so with the team's old backstop in the house, Josh Phegley tried to do something about it. Digging in at the plate in the ninth inning in front of Texas Rangers catcher...

    Blog | August 24, 2013