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  1. Matchup: Matt Harrison vs. Alex Cobb

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The final game of this three-game set features LHP Matt Harrison for the Texas Rangers and RHP Alex Cobb for the Tampa Bay Rays. The finale of this 10-game homestand starts at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and FSSW. Here's a l...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  2. Rested Alexi Ogando on top of his game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 33 games to go, Alexi Ogando has pitched 115 2/3 fewer innings than in all of 2011 -- that's not a misprint -- and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't the least bit disappointed. Ogando was an All-Star a season ago ...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mitch Moreland makes plays of the game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland saved Yu Darvish's 13th victory -- twice. His nimble fielding in the fourth inning sparked a 3-6-1 double play to end a bases-loaded, one-out jam, and his backhand spear behind first base in...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 1, Rays 0

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish is back. After waiting 10 days between starts due to a sore right quadriceps muscle, the Japanese right-hander again showed the ability to get stronger as the game wore on. He pitched out of trouble in the second and ag...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  7. Buzz: Roy Oswalt wants on playoff roster

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt said that much has been misconstrued about his acrimonious few months with the Texas Rangers. Or perhaps it's only seemed acrimonious. "There's been a lot of opinions out there on different things; not really corr...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  8. Frisco P Barrett Loux tabbed Texas League's best

    Jeff Caplan

    Frisco RoughRiders right-hander Barrett Loux was named the Texas League's Pitcher of the Year. Loux was one of four RoughRiders on the TL postseason All-Star team, joined by outfielder Engel Beltre, third baseman Mike Olt and shortstop Jurickson Prof...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  9. Lineup: Mitch Moreland returns to 9-hole

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After being left out of the starting lineup Monday night against Rays lefty David Price, Mitch Moreland returns to first base for tonight's second of three games against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rangers bring RHP Yu Darvish back to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  10. Source -- Texas Rangers' Roy Oswalt clears trade waivers

    Jeff Caplan and Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt said he was surprised word of him clearing waivers became big news Tuesday. He said he's known for three weeks.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2012
  11. Matchup: Brian Duensing vs. Ryan Dempster

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The third game of this four-game set between the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins features RHP Ryan Dempster as he searches for consecutive wins for the first time since joining the club vs. LHP Brian Duensing. The game is at 3:0...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  12. Hard to defuse Rangers' 3-4 dynamite

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was brought to cleanup hitter Adrian Beltre's attention that his RBI total of 74 prior to Friday's game is pretty good. But how many more could he have if he didn't bat behind slugger Josh Hamilton, the majors' RBI leader? "...

    Blog | August 25, 2012
  13. No-hitter eludes Matt Harrison, but 15th win doesn't

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Throw around terms such as ace and debate who is and who isn't. That's baseball. Matt Harrison is just trying to win games. On Friday, he won his 15th, a career-best, and it's not even Labor Day. He did it by taking a no-hit bi...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  14. Adrian Beltre prefers 3-HR game over cycle

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is smoking at the plate. He hit three home runs in his first three at-bats on Wednesday. On Friday he hit for the cycle for the second time in his career. So which feat is more impressive? ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Twins 0

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Lefty Matt Harrison increased his team-high win total to a career-best 15, as he delivered a second consecutive ace-like performance Friday with an 8-0 blanking of the Minnesota Twins. Harrison took a no-hitter into the seventh...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  16. Scott Diamond suspended for throwing at Josh Hamilton

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Scott Diamond's retaliation fastball that whizzed behind Josh Hamilton's head during Thursday's game has earned the Minnesota Twins' left-hander a six-game suspension. Joe Garagiola Jr., Major League Baseball's senior vice pres...

    Blog | August 24, 2012