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  1. Nelson Cruz gets a hit on a crazy play

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers Nelson Cruz was credited with a single in the ninth inning of Sunday's 6-1 victory over the Astros. With Michael Young at first and one out, Cruz hit a ball that was caught, then dropped by center fielder Justin Maxwel...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  2. Lineups: Nelson Cruz starts in right

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Good morning. Or is it good afternoon. Either way the first leg of the Silver Boot series ends today at Minute Maid Park. Nelson Cruz, who was taken out of Saturday night's contest with a tight quad, is in the lineup today. Also, Astros ce...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  3. Matchup: Colby Lewis vs. Jordan Lyles

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The first leg of the Silver Boot series concludes Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park and the Texas Rangers will have righty Colby Lewis, their opening day starter, facing Jordan Lyles. Here's a preview: Lewis (3-3, 3.63): The right...

    Blog | May 20, 2012
  4. Derek Holland starts fast but slows down

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Derek Holland said he was frustrated but everything he tried failed. The Texas Rangers left-handed starter lost a four-run lead, gave up a season-high three home runs and was taken out after just five innings. He took the loss in a 6...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Astros 6, Rangers 5

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers blew an early four-run lead and had a rally fall just a run short in a 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park. Lefty Derek Holland, in his first starting appearance in eight days, had a fo...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  6. Lineups: David Murphy in left field

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- David Murphy is in left field for Game 2 of the Silver Boot series at Minute Maid Park after not playing Friday night. Murphy has a three-game hitting streak going. Here are the lineups: Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus CF Josh...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  7. Lineups: Josh Hamilton returns

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers begin their defense of the Silver Boot, taking on the Houston Astros in a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. After getting the day off Thursday, the sizzling Josh Hamilton returns to the lineup. Here are the lineup...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  8. Lineups: Andrus returns, Cruz sits out

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The finale of this three-game series between the Rangers and Astros at Minute Maid Park tonight features two major lineup changes: Elvis Andrus (wrist) returns to the lineup for the first time in the last four games, and Nelson Cruz gets t...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  9. Rapid reaction: Rangers 3, Astros 2

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- After the Rangers took a commanding three-run lead with help from two Ian Kinsler home runs at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday night, it seemed as if the bats decided to let starter Colby Lewis do the rest of the work against the lowly Astro...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  10. Lineups: Elvis Andrus sits out again

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Game 2 of the Silver Boot Series is at Minute Maid Park and no real major changes to the Rangers lineups tonight. Elvis Andrus is out again for the fourth consecutive game with a sprained left wrist. Now the lineups: Rangers 2B Ian...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  11. Lineups: Hamilton back, Andrus not

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The battle for the Silver Boot continues as the Rangers and Astros start a three-game set at Minute Maid Park. Josh Hamilton is back after getting a Sunday off for the day game, and Elvis Andrus is out with a sprained left wrist. He is ava...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  12. Texas Rangers' offense must complement starting pitching while th...

    Calvin Watkins

    Help on the way, but current Rangers lineup must pick up solid starting pitching.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Phillies 2, Rangers 0

    Calvin Watkins

    PHILADELPHIA -- When Cliff Lee jogged off the mound to a loud ovation at Citizens Bank Park on Saturday night, it was well deserved. The left-hander, who spurned a higher financial package from the Rangers in the offseason to sign with the Phillies, ...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  14. Notes from the Rangers clubhouse

    Calvin Watkins

    PHILADELPHIA -- Things were rather queit as the players watched the Colonial and the NHL Eastern Conference finals between Tampa Bay and Boston. However here are some notes from the clubhouse before Game 2 of the Rangers-Phillies series. *Cliff...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  15. Lineups: Phillies' Cliff Lee faces Rangers

    Calvin Watkins

    PHILADELPHIA -- We have the lineups for Cliff Lee's outing against his former team. Rangers SS Elvis Andrus RF Mitch Moreland 2B Ian Kinsler 1B Michael Young 3B Adrian Beltre C Mike Napoli LF David Murphy CF Craig Gentry P Colby Lewis ...

    Blog | May 21, 2011
  16. Colby Lewis and Cliff Lee comparisons

    Calvin Watkins

    PHILADELPHIA -- Tonight's game with Colby Lewis taking on Cliff Lee has some interesting comparisons. For one, Lee, the highly-paid left-hander who spurned the Rangers' financial offers for the Phillies, is struggling. He hasn't won a game since A...

    Blog | May 21, 2011