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  1. Four Rangers receive MVP recognition

    Jeff Caplan

    Michael Young finished eighth in voting for the American League MVP award and was one of four Texas Rangers to receive votes. Detroit Tigers pitcher and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander completed the rare double-double by winning the AL MVP on Mon...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  2. Will Michael Young garner MVP votes?

    Jeff Caplan

    The American League MVP will be announced at 1 p.m. today and unlike last season when Josh Hamilton was the runaway favorite -- and landslide winner -- a handful of players are in the running this season. Will Texas Rangers super-utility man Micha...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  3. Tigers have bullpen lined up for Game 6

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland on Saturday afternoon first ruled out any chance that ace Justin Verlander could be available to pitch to even a single batter in a potential Game 7. Verlander threw 133 pitches in 7 1/3 innings in the T...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  4. Matchup: C.J. Wilson vs. Justin Verlander

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- The aces are back for pivotal Game 5. The Texas Rangers hope LHP C.J. Wilson can regain his late-season form and, well, the Detroit Tigers would like to see their top gun, RHP Justin Verlander find his shutdown stuff as well. Neither pitch...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  5. Tigers' pen down to Coke and a smile

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland ruled workhorse relievers Joaquin Benoit and closer Jose Valverde out for today's crucial Game 5, a potential damaging blow to Detroit's hopes of staying alive. "Truthfully," Leyland said, "I want to try to ge...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  6. C.J. Wilson looks for rhythm in a clinch

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Texas Rangers No. 1 starter C.J. Wilson got more questions about his impending free agency on Wednesday, but right now the eclectic left-hander has bigger fish to fry. Wilson, who inherited the No. 1 mantle when Cliff Lee left town, has...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. Martinez, Young Game 4 status uncertain

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland said designated hitter Victor Martinez and outfielder Delmon Young are receiving treatment and their status for this afternoon's Game 4 is uncertain. "That's on hold," Leyland said. Martinez injured his obl...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  8. A big test for evolving Matt Harrison

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Matt Harrison will pitch in the biggest game of his life this afternoon. Game 4 of the American League Championship Series can either push the Texas Rangers to a commanding 3-1 lead or the Detroit Tigers can gain the tie and the momentu...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  9. David Murphy continues to bury the past

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- No one has been tougher on David Murphy this season than David Murphy. Multiple times he's called much of the season a "personal misery." He has said he ached internally as the team won, yet he struggled and found fewer and few...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. Club's 2-3-4 hitters mired in deep freeze

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are proving their batting order leaves little room for opposing pitcher's to relax. Despite getting next-to-nothing from their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 hitters, Texas seeks its fifth consecutive playoff victory and a c...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Matchup: Justin Verlander vs. C.J. Wilson

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Game 1 of the American League Championship Series tonight showcases two staff aces, with Texas Rangers LHP C.J. Wilson looking to bounce back from his rough ALDS opener against Cy Young favorite and MVP candidate RHP Justin Verlan...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  12. 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
  13. 2011 ALCS -- Detroit Tigers' Delmon Young uncertain for Game 1

    Jeff Caplan

    Tigers slugger Delmon Young opened his trip to the AL Championship Series with a doctor's examination.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2011