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  1. Scott Baker: 'I didn't execute my pitches'

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- Scott Baker didn't try to make excuses or even attempt to pat himself on the back for lasting six innings against one of the best lineups in the game. Baker knew his effort -- six runs and eight hits in a 7-2 loss -- wasn't good enough ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  2. Martin Perez impresses J.P. Arencibia

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It's always a fun question to ask a catcher after about 10 days of spring training: Who's caught your eye? J.P. Arencibia's answer was a quick one: Martin Perez. The catcher received Perez's one-inning intrasquad game effort ...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  3. Thank you, Rangers fans

    Richard Durrett

    It's Thanksgiving Day, a time to reflect on what we're grateful for in this world. Here on the Texas Rangers blog on ESPN Dallas, we're thankful for all of you. This blog doesn't happen and isn't worth the time and effort without the fans. And Ran...

    Blog | November 28, 2013
  4. Leadership will be a group effort

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It's days like today, when the club meets as a whole for the first time, that not having Michael Young around is very noticeable. He was the one the media would turn to in order to gauge how the Rangers were feeling and to see w...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  5. James Shields is off the market for Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    How about the Kansas City Royals? They've pulled off a six-player swap in an effort to get a better staff in the big leagues now. James Shields and Wade Davis are coming to Kansas City from the Tampa Bay Rays, who receive four prospects including Jak...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  6. How tired were Ranger bats at the end?

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy explained it pretty well, I thought, in regards to one reason this club seemed unable to get a big hit or a consistent offensive effort to help them to continue their season. "At some point we just ran out of ...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  7. Lineups: Josh Hamilton DH, hits fifth

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington, in an effort to take some of the "tension" off Josh Hamilton, dropped him to fifth in the lineup Sunday. He's also batting DH, which gets him another half-day off. Here are the complete lineup...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  8. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton agrees with Nolan Ryan, says he must...

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton said he respects CEO and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's opinion and that his plan is to try to be more focused and patient at the plate in an effort to climb out of his slump.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  9. Joe Nathan guts out two-inning effort

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Even Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan couldn't remember the last time he went two innings in a game. "It was last year some time," Nathan said. Nope. Try Aug. 21, 2009 in Kansas City. Then, Nathan threw 53 pitches and got a w...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  10. W2W4: IndyCar Firestone 550 at TMS

    Richard Durrett

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- The IndyCar Series will wave the green flag around 8 p.m. tonight for the Firestone 550. A few things to watch: * Will there be pack racing? The series has made changes to the packages on the cars in an effort to spread them o...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  11. In-game chat: Buffalo Wild Wings (Addison)

    Richard Durrett

    For the today's finale of the Texas Rangers-Oakland A's series, I'll be hosting an in-game chat at Buffalo Wild Wings in Addison (5000 Belt Line Road -- Belt Line and the Tollway) starting at 2:30 p.m., as Yu Darvish takes the mound in an effort to g...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  12. Jeff Gordon makes up serious ground

    Richard Durrett

    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Jeff Gordon's qualifying effort on Friday put him in a hole as the green flag dropped to start Saturday's Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. And with just two cautions in a race that was run almost exclusively under g...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  13. Kari Lehtonen key to Dallas Stars' playoff hopes

    Richard Durrett

    Kari Lehtonen is key to the Stars' chances of making a return to the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2012
  14. Josh Hamilton says Texas gets first call in free agency

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton said Sunday that he owes the Rangers all of his effort and focus for 2012 and that if he becomes a free agent after this season, the first call he's making is to the Rangers' front office in hopes of...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  15. Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton clarifies -- My loyalty is here

    Richard Durrett

    Josh Hamilton clarifies that his loyalty is with the Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2012
  16. Two relievers sign minor league deals

    Richard Durrett

    The Rangers signed LHP Mitch Stetter and RHP Sean Green to minor league contracts with invitations to major league spring training. It's an effort to continue to build some depth in the bullpen. Both players were on the Milwaukee Brewers' Opening Day...

    Blog | January 23, 2012