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  1. Nelson Cruz's home runs forgotten in loss

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- So much of this postseason for Texas Rangers right-fielder Nelson Cruz was either Boomstick or bust. After Friday's 6-2 loss in Game 7 of the World Series, Cruz stood at his locker answering questions, trying hard not to reveal his di...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  2. Cards take 6-2 lead into eighth

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Another Texas walk and an infield single lead to another run for the Cardinals, who now lead 6-2 and are six outs away from capturing the World Series. Rangers reliever Mike Adams walked David Freese after Lance Berkman legged out an ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  3. Runs keep coming, Cards tie it at 2

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals dinged Matt Harrison in the bottom of the first for two runs on another big hit from David Freese. His two-out, full-count double to the left-center field gap scored Albert Pujols and Lance Berkman for a 2-2 tie in Game 7. ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  4. Matt Harrison prepares for last stand

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Just like every player in the Texas Rangers dugout, Matt Harrison was ready to party. Yet, through the wild ups and downs of the final few innings of Game 6, no other player carried the emotional burden of being the potential Game 7 star...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  5. Bullpen wrap: Shell-shocked and down

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Alexi Ogando had no chance. Neftali Feliz lived on the edge again and this time paid a heavy price. Darren Oliver got tagged, Scott Feldman couldn't get a third strike or third out to end it in the 10th and Mark Lowe was one and done in ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  6. Storybook ending eludes Josh Hamilton

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The fairy tale ending was into its gimpy home run trot. The hero was at once The Natural from the movies and Kirk Gibson from real life. Josh Hamilton's towering home run into the Busch Stadium lights in the top of the 10th inning pus...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  7. Third Cards E, Young double puts Texas up

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- A third Cardinals error -- this time third baseman David Freese dropping a routine pop from Josh Hamilton -- allowed the Texas Rangers to take back the lead, 4-3, in a wild and sloppy Game 6. After the blunder, Michael Young drove a d...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  8. Keeping his pitches and pitch count low

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Harrison is no different than Derek Holland or even C.J. Wilson for that matter. When he fails to keep his pitches down, he falls behind in the count and into trouble. And, unfortunately for Harrison, that's been the case ...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  9. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers expect bats to wake up at home...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers expect their bats to wake up with the Series shifting to Arlington.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  10. Unsung hero: Mike Adams' sigh of relief

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Between Alexi Ogando's second consecutive blown opportunity and Neftali Feliz's sudden save job, there was Mike Adams' wild ride in the eighth. Acquired for just this pressurized, late-game situation, Adams made his club hold its brea...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  11. Colby Lewis drops the hammer

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Colby Lewis has never had the title of ace or been tabbed the No. 1. But there should be little debate that Lewis is the Texas Rangers' most trusted postseason starter. He had his best stuff on display in a critical Game 2 on Thursday...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  12. Unsung hero: Nick Punto waits out C.J. Wilson

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- It's what eight-hole hitter Nick Punto didn't do in his sixth-inning at-bat against Texas Rangers starter C.J. Wilson that proved significant in the St. Louis Cardinals' 3-2 Game 1 victory. With two outs in 2-2 game, David Freese on t...

    Blog | October 19, 2011