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  1. Rangers can't run their way to another win

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Much will be made of the Texas Rangers' aggressive baserunning this season -- the pros and cons of it -- a style they've prided themselves on for all seven seasons Ron Washington has been the club's manager. Monday night will n...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  2. Andrus on bunt: 'I'm still thinking about it'

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- In the aftermath of Monday's 5-2 loss in the American League wild-card tiebreaker game, Elvis Andrus found himself second-guessing a decision to bunt for a base hit while representing the tying run in the bottom of the eighth. ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Rays 5, Rangers 2

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' charge to the playoffs at the end of the season was stopped by the team they eliminated from the postseason in 2010 and 2011, the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays outplayed the Rangers on Monday night in the American...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  4. Rangers make Game 162 matter

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When this week started, all the Rangers could ask for was a chance. They didn't control their own destiny. They were behind Tampa Bay and Cleveland for the two American League wild-card spots. The Rangers were 5-15 in September...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  5. Stock Report: Andrus up; Feliz down

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's Friday, so let's take a look at who's trending up and who's trending down in Texas. STOCK UP Starting rotation: Texas starters have gone 5-0 with a 1.85 ERA over the last 10 games, a stretch in which the Rangers have a ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  6. Extra Bases: Rangers scoreboard watching

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Anyone who says they're not scoreboard watching this week is lying. It's as much a part of baseball as home runs, hot dogs and, in the Rangers' case, running the bases with reckless abandon. In the Rangers' case, it's unavoi...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. Rios enjoys cycle and a good night

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When Alex Rios sent a fastball from Houston pitcher David Martinez sailing into right-center field, he knew exactly what he had to do. Fly around the bases for a triple. The Rangers' right fielder, who has long strides and r...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Rios hits for cycle

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios hit for the cycle on Monday night against the Houston Astros, finishing it off in six innings. Rios had a triple in the bottom of the sixth to score Elvis Andrus. He became the seventh Ranger ...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  9. W2W4: Rangers vs. Astros

    Todd Wills

    Texas Rangers (84-71, second place in AL West) vs. Houston Astros (51-105, fifth place in AL West) Monday: LHP Derek Holland (9-9, 3.48 ERA) vs. RHP Jordan Lyles (7-8, 5.26), 7:05 p.m. Tuesday: RHP Yu Darvish (13-9, 2.81) vs. RHP Brad Peacock (...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  10. No margin for error now for Rangers

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Well, the Texas Rangers are up against it now, no longer in control of their destiny to the postseason. Faced with needing a win to keep pace with the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians in the American League wild-card race, ...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  11. Garza keeps it simple and dominates

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Garza's plan in his biggest start since being traded to the Texas Rangers? Keep it simple. Did he ever do that, for himself and his ballclub. Garza dominated before a sellout crowd in Kansas City, never allowing more th...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  12. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Royals 1

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was all Matt Garza on Saturday night in Kansas City. And, boy, did the Texas Rangers ever need this. Garza kept Texas right on the heels of the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians in the American League wild-card race, allo...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Royals 2, Rangers 1

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Rangers just can't take the upper hand in the American League wild-card race. In a tight game Friday night, Texas blinked first when Neftali Feliz walked in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth and the Kansas City ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  14. Extra Bases: Rangers bring power back

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Hey, the Rangers dig the long ball, too. Texas hit home runs in two games in the four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays and won both games. The power surge helped the Rangers split the series and remain tied with the R...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  15. Darvish grinds his way to key victory

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This was a night during which Yu Darvish was in survival mode. Forty pitches in the first inning. Six walks. A hit batter. A blown lead in the first inning. And at the end of the night -- Darvish's first win in seven sta...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  16. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Rays 2

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers didn't get the best Yu Darvish has to offer, but he survived for five innings and Texas belted four home runs to pull out a split of a four-game series with an 8-2 victory over the wild-card contending Tampa Bay Ra...

    Blog | September 19, 2013