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  1. Wash to Garza: Keep us in the game

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Right-hander Matt Garza makes his Rangers debut on Wednesday night. Manager Ron Washington wants one thing from his pitcher. "Same as I have for all of our pitchers, 'keep us in the ball game,'" Washington said. "That's it. ...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  2. Wash's Wisdom: Sticking with Geovany Soto

    Todd Wills

    Rangers manager Ron Washington had a few moments in the last week where he had an option to go to the bench in a pivotal run-scoring situation. He chose to stick with the player in the game. The first instance came in last Wednesday's 2-0 loss aga...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  3. Rangers-Astros to play exhibition at Alamodome

    Todd Wills

    The Rangers and Houston Astros will play two exhibition games at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29 as part of a two-year extension of the city's Big League Weekend. Last year's pair of games between the Range...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  4. Profar leading Dominican batting race

    Todd Wills

    Texas Rangers infielder Jurickson Profar is tearing it up in the Dominican Republic Winter League, leading the batting race nine games into the season. Profar is batting .469 in 32 at-bats for Licey, 31 percentage points better than teammate Yamai...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  5. Rangers postmortem: Busy offseason ahead

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers' brass has met the last two days to map out a plan of how to build on the best four-year run in franchise history while coming to grips with being eliminated in one-game playoff situations the last two seasons. ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. Wash would welcome Cruz, Nathan back

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Decisions, decisions, decisions. The Rangers have quite a few to make as they enter their first offseason in four years without a postseason game. Will Nelson Cruz be back? How about Joe Nathan? Others, such as catchers A.J....

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. For Perez, no shame in losing to Price

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Martin Perez can take one thing away from Monday night's 5-2 loss in the American League wild-card tiebreaker game. There's no shame in losing to a former Cy Young Award winner like the Tampa Bay Rays' David Price. Perez gav...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Buzz: All pitchers ready to go, minus Yu

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't planning on having a quick hook for 22-year-old starter Martin Perez in Monday's American League wild-card tiebreaker game. But he has plenty of arms to turn to if needed. Washington said...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Lineups: Nelson Cruz returns as DH

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz has been reinstated by the Texas Rangers after a 50-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing drug and will bat sixth and be the designated hitter in Monday's American League wild-card tiebreaker game at 7:07 p...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  11. Texas Rangers activate Nelson Cruz for Game 163

    Todd Wills

    Nelson Cruz> has been reinstated by the Texas Rangers after a 50-game suspension for using a performance-enhancing drug and will bat sixth and be the designated hitter in Monday's American League wild-card tiebreaker game.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2013
  12. Matchup: Martin Perez vs. David Price

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays have a Game 163 in front of them, an American League wild-card tiebreaker game Monday night at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Rangers will start left-hander Martin Perez against Rays left-h...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  13. Martin Perez says he's ready

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- This time last season, Martin Perez was going through something brand new -- pitching in a big league pennant race. The 21-year-old allowed four runs in four innings in a 4-3 loss to Oakland in Game 160 of the season. The Range...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  14. Buzz: Rangers mum on anything past Sunday

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers aren't revealing anything about what could happen after Sunday in a wild-card play-in game or wild-card game. Nothing about Nelson Cruz, who wasn't in the Rangers' clubhouse Sunday morning. Nothing about Monday's po...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  15. C.J. Wilson of Los Angeles Angels says baseballs were not properl...

    Todd Wills

    C.J. Wilson played the conspiracy theory game after his Los Angeles Angels lost to his old team, the Texas Rangers, 5-3 on Friday night in a game he started.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  16. No questioning this team's fight

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington calls this fighting for your life. In baseball terms, that's exactly what the Rangers are doing this week. And they are doing it extremely well. Five must-win games and five wins, the latest...

    Blog | September 28, 2013