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  1. Why the Nationals will win the World Series

    Dan Szymborski

    In ESPN The Magazine, Insider Dan Szymborski explains why his ZiPS projections system likes the Nats to win the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  2. Max Scherzer wins 12th as Joe Nathan, Tigers outlast Angels

    Nick Castellanos drove in the tying and go-ahead runs with a double in the sixth inning and Max Scherzer won his fourth straight decision, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  3. Why Tigers are AL favorites

    Richard Bergstrom

    With the season nearly half over, the Detroit Tigers have stumbled to first place in the AL Central. And yes, I said "stumbled." As you might recall, the Tigers were the ESPN Forecast preseason prediction to be the American League representative in t...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  4. Closer Report: Papelbon's woes

    Eric Karabell

    Honestly, if closers keep pitching the way they have so far this season, we're going to need to devote a daily column to it. On Monday, those fellows were a mess. On Tuesday, it was a bit quieter. On Wednesday, an incredible six closers blew saves, s...

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  5. One deal for every AL team

    Jim Bowden

    On Monday I offered up one move I'd like to see for every team in the National League, and today we will cover the AL clubs. AL East Baltimore Orioles The Move: Sign Matt Garza to a four-year, $60 million deal. Why: The Orioles have ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  6. Defining Dozen: Rangers run the table

    Todd Wills

    Editor's Note: This is the eighth of a 12-part series titled "Defining Dozen," which looks at the 12 moments that impacted the 2013 season the most. We will count down from 12 to 1. The moments will include highs and lows for the Texas Rangers from a...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  7. Rangers make Game 162 matter

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- When this week started, all the Rangers could ask for was a chance. They didn't control their own destiny. They were behind Tampa Bay and Cleveland for the two American League wild-card spots. The Rangers were 5-15 in September...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  8. Rangers handle Angels to stay alive in wild-card chase

    Craig Gentry doubled, scored and bunted in a run, helping the Texas Rangers beat the sloppy Los Angeles Angels 7-4 Saturday and reach the final day of the regular season with a chance to make the playoffs for the fourth year in a row.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 28, 2013
  9. Teammates quick to support Nelson Cruz

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The day started quietly with Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington hitting ground balls to good friend and Los Angeles Angels first-base coach Alfredo Griffin with fewer than 100 people in the stadium. It continued when slugger N...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  10. AL East extends its lead in power rankings

    Maura Brumley, ESPN Stats & Info

    Can anyone top the beasts of the AL East? Ahead in the rankings all season, the AL East further increased its lead as the AL West and NL Central were both underwhelming months in July according to the ESPN Stats & Information MLB Division Power Ranki...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  11. Washington keeps searching for best lineup

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington reshuffled his lineup yet again for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels, this time putting Leonys Martin in the leadoff spot and batting Ian Kinsler third. Also, Nelson Cruz i...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  12. Projecting saves: Will Grilli, Mo set pace?

    Eric Karabell

    We're nearly two months into the season, and now is a perfect time to look closer at your closers to see if they're doing the job you expect from them. Saves and stolen bases are the easiest categories to move up in for fantasy owners after two month...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  13. Buzz: Nathan closes in on 300 saves

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Joe Nathan can become the 24th pitcher in major league history to join the 300-save club the next time he closes out a game. Maybe he'll get the chance Saturday against the Los Angeles Angels. He's already looking ahead at the ...

    Blog | April 06, 2013
  14. Rapid Reaction: Cubs 5, Rangers 4

    Ron Matejko

    MESA, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers (12-12-2) saw their two-game winning streak come to an end after losing 5-4 to the Chicago Cubs (12-14) on Tuesday at HoHoKam Stadium. Starter Alexi Ogando allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks w...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  15. Josh Hamilton doesn't get real reason fans booed him

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    Josh Hamilton doesn't get real reason fans booed him.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  16. Los Angeles Angels sign reliever Ryan Madson to one-year deal

    Ryan Madson agreed to a one-year deal on Wednesday with the Los Angeles Angels, who believe the right-handed reliever will make a strong comeback from Tommy John surgery.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2012