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  1. Pregame notes: Martin leads off again

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Leonys Martin was in the leadoff spot for the 11th time this season Thursday night for the Texas Rangers' series opener against the Houston Astros. Batting leadoff in Wednesday's game at Seattle, Martin went 3-for-5 with a two-run home ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  2. W2W4: Rangers at Astros

    Calvin Watkins

    The Texas Rangers continue their 10-game road trip with a four-game set against the Houston Astros. Here's a preview: What's up with the Astros?: Houston fell 5-4 to Oakland on Wednesday, blowing a 3-2 lead when they allowed three in the ninth ...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. Alex Rios undergoes MRI exam

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers right fielder Alex Rios underwent a MRI on his sprained right ankle Monday afternoon. Rios, who was taken out of Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after re-aggravating the injury sliding into home plate, wasn't i...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Rangers remain at the bottom

    Calvin Watkins

    Grantland's Jonah Keri has his weekly baseball rankings and the Texas Rangers remain at the bottom at No. 30. There are some interesting things Jonah has to say about the Houston Astros, who took two-of-three from the Rangers over the weekend in Hous...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  5. Alex Rios is day-to-day

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers right fielder Alex Rios re-aggravated a sprained right ankle sliding into home plate in the fourth inning of Sunday's 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros. Rios, who first injured the ankle July 19 in Toronto, missed the pr...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  6. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 6, Astros 2

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- It's never going to be easy with young pitchers still learning the craft. Some nights things work well and other nights make you shake your head in disgust. Sunday afternoon there was no reason for Rangers fans to be upset after Nick...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  7. Pregame: Beltre day off not happening

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has played in 95 consecutive games, counting Sunday's contest against the Houston Astros. After coming off the disabled list with a strained left quad on April 24, Beltre has had just 13 off days due...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  8. Pregame notes: Ankle bothering Choo

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON - Texas Rangers left fielder Shin-Soo Choo continues to struggle with an ankle sprain that has bothered him since April. "Every day feels different," said Choo, who played right field Friday night against the Houston Astros but moved to d...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  9. Pregame notes: Rios focused on field

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios is expected to miss the next two games with a sprained right ankle. Rios, who first injured the ankle July 19 at Toronto, wants to be as close to 100 percent as possible and could use the break. Of cou...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  10. Ankle keeps Rios out; Soto activated

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will not play in Friday's game against the Houston Astros after aggravating a right ankle sprain. Rios, who is hitting just .231 over his last seven games, originally injured his ankle coming out of th...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  11. W2W4: Rangers at Houston Astros

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The battle of the Silver Boot is this weekend. It really should be renamed: The Battle for Dazmon Cameron. He's the projected No. 1 pick in next year's MLB draft. Here's a preview between the two of the worst teams in the American L...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  12. W2W4: Rangers at Mariners

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers begin a three-game series at Seattle, the first opponent they'll see a second time in 2012. The Rangers visit the Mariners after taking two of three games from the Houston Astros. Darvish gets another shot: Yu Darvish meets the Mariner...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  13. Nelson Cruz breaks out

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Over the last three games, Nelson Cruz had struggled. He was 2-for-13 in that span. He broke out of his slump Sunday. Cruz finished with three hits, including a two-out two-run single as part of a five-run first inning. "I thi...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  14. Nelson Cruz gets a hit on a crazy play

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers Nelson Cruz was credited with a single in the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-1 victory over the Astros. With Michael Young at first and one out, Cruz hit a ball that was caught, then dropped by center fielder Justin Maxwel...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 6, Astros 1

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The finale of Part I of the Silver Boot series goes to the Rangers, a 6-1 winner on Sunday afternoon over the Houston Astros. Credit a five-run first inning and Colby Lewis with getting things done. Lewis ended a personal three-game los...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  16. The Texas Rangers young pitchers can learn from veterans like Col...

    Calvin Watkins

    Rangers' young pitchers can learn from Colby Lewis' veteran performance.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2012