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  1. Unburdened Yu Darvish K's 10, baffles Rays

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If consecutive division series victories don't already have the Texas Rangers deep in the heads of the Tampa Bay Rays, the events of the first two games in this potential postseason preview surely haven't helped the Rays' psyche. ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. Nelson Cruz leaves with left elbow contusion

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- What initially appeared to be a ninth-inning defensive switch turned out to be a left elbow contusion for Nelson Cruz stemming from getting hit by a James Shields curveball in the fifth inning. X-rays were negative and there wa...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. Since homer, Mitch Moreland's bat quiet

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Detroit Tigers have a gaggle of right-handers lined up to start in the ALCS, which should increase the chances that Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland will probably see his name on the lineup card. Moreland, however...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  4. Matchup: James Shields vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With much fanfare, Texas Rangers LHP Derek Holland is set to take the mound for his first career playoff start in today's Game 2 of the American League Division Series. He'll face the Tampa Bay Rays' top pitcher against Texas this...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  5. Rookie inspired Game 2 starter James Shields

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rays Game 2 starter James Shields, a six-year veteran with two postseasons under his belt, was trying, unsuccessfully, to keep surprise Game 1 starter, rookie Matt Moore, calm. After all, Moore had less than 10 innings of major...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  6. Matt Treanor to start; roster, 1B undecided

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Treanor will catch C.J. Wilson in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series Friday night at Rangers Ballpark, his first action since Game 2 of the ALDS when Wilson was also on the mound. As for who will start at fi...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  7. David Murphy: 'I'm ready to go'

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder David Murphy declared himself ready for duty Friday and manager Ron Washington's intent is to start him in left field for Saturday's potential ALDS-clinching Game 3 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rangers Ba...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  8. C.J. Wilson heard a 'whack' and led big

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas --When Michael Young stepped to the plate for what would be a controversial at-bat in the fifth inning, pitcher C.J. Wilson was doing his normal between-inning routine. "I'm not in the dugout during our offensive stuff," Wilson sa...

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  9. Rangers strike first on bad pickoff

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays pitcher James Shields misfired on a pickoff attempt to first, allowing Matt Treanor to score from third for a 1-0 lead heading into the bottom of the third inning. Treanor led off the inning by getting hit by...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  10. Both pitchers off to solid starts

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Through two innings, Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson has allowed just one hit, a lead-off single, and has benefitted from stellar defense. The Rays have gotten two solid innings out of James Shields, who has had a rough last m...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  11. Ron Washington sticks with what's worked

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is a creature of habit and he's not going to change that now. That's why his lineup for Game 2 reflects matchups and not hot performances from Game 1. Right-fielder Jeff Francoeur, a rig...

    Blog | October 07, 2010