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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Texas Rangers want extension for Ron Washington

    Todd Wills

    Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Thursday it's his preference that manager Ron Washington's contract be extended past the 2014 season.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Rangers make it to Game 163

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- They did it, rallying past the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Sunday afternoon. Seven must-win games. Done. With no margin for error, just enough to get the Texas Rangers into Game 163 on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays i...

    Blog | September 29, 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. Buzz: Rangers had no issues with baseballs

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tanner Scheppers pitched at the toughest point of Friday's 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, having to get out Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton in the inning after the Rangers had taken the lead. He had no issues with the ba...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  9. Beltre ends the power outage

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A relieved Adrian Beltre cranked his first home run in 28 days in the Rangers' 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. It was a moment that, quite honestly, Beltre hasn't delivered in a while. He had carried the R...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  10. Buzz: For Beltre, September 'an adventure'

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre summed up his September to this point with two words Sunday. "An adventure," Beltre said. The man who carried the Rangers for long stages this season is batting .253 for the final month with tw...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  11. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 3, Royals 1

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It was all Matt Garza on Saturday night in Kansas City. And, boy, did the Texas Rangers ever need this. Garza kept Texas right on the heels of the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians in the American League wild-card race, allo...

    Blog | September 21, 2013
  12. Rangers turn to Feliz and lose 2-1

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Texas Rangers found themselves in a bullpen dilemma on Friday night in a tie game against the Kansas City Royals. Out of choice options, they went to one-time closer Neftali Feliz, who threw four pitches -- all balls -- wit...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  13. Buzz: Pierzynski, Soto stopping running game

    Todd Wills

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Catcher A.J. Pierzynski says there is one reason he has thrown out 16 of the past 39 baserunners who have tried to steal a base on him. "Hector Ortiz," Pierzynski said. There you go. The Rangers' minor league catching instru...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  14. Buzz: Wash on Wednesday's loss, Profar

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Rangers were back in win mode before Thursday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, bouncing around the clubhouse with country star Luke Bryan's song "Crash My Party" blaring on the sound system. Manager Ron Washington ad...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  15. Rangers stung with another crushing loss

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Texas Rangers had a chance to exhale Tuesday evening after ending an ugly seven-game losing streak the night before. Instead, they are right back to answering questions about the toughest losses of the season and whethe...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  16. Buzz: Nathan pitches, nears player option

    Todd Wills

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Joe Nathan can't remember the last time he went eight days without throwing. Maybe never since he became a closer. So he was more than happy to be back on the mound in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 7-1 victory over Tampa Ba...

    Blog | September 18, 2013