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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. C.J. Wilson scratched from All-Star Game

    Jeff Caplan

    If the National League wins Tuesday's All-Star Game and again prevents the Texas Rangers from having home-field advantage in the World Series, Rangers fans won't be able to blame C.J. Wilson. The former Texas and current Los Angeles Angels lefty h...

    Blog | July 08, 2012
  4. Derek Holland progressing toward rehab start

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers lefty Derek Holland threw 48 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday and is moving closer to making a rehab start, according to assistant general manager Thad Levine. Holland (5-4, 5.10 ERA), who last pitched at Oakla...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  5. Matt Harrison of Texas Rangers leaves start with back stiffness

    Jeff Caplan

    Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison left Sunday night's start after five scoreless innings against Colorado because of lower back stiffness.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  6. Key: Keeping the Cards' 1-2 hitters down

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have a new No. 2 in the lineup for tonight's Game 6 in lefty-swinging Skip Schumaker to go against Texas Rangers right-handed starter Colby Lewis. The Cards will be looking for a little jump at the top of the line...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  7. Ron Washington to alter Game 6 lineup

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Up against St. Louis Cardinals lefty Jaime Garcia, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington will re-insert Michael Young at first base and Craig Gentry will play center field. Mitch Moreland, the left-hand-hitting first baseman who has st...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  8. Matchup: Edwin Jackson vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another postseason game, another lefty takes the mound for the Texas Rangers. Derek Holland will make his fourth start of the postseason and his first in the World Series. He moved down in rotation from the second spot in the ALDS...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  9. David Murphy wanted chance to deliver

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- David Murphy wanted the chance to make something happen in the seventh inning. But, when St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa turned to lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski with two on and one out, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington cou...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  10. C.J. Wilson doesn't get 'W' or much help

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas Rangers starter C.J. Wilson didn't pitch his best in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night, but the lefty did leave a 2-2 game having danced his way out of trouble at times and he received little help from his friends. A...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  11. Derek Holland ready even if family at home

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers lefty Derek Holland won't complain about starting Game 2 of the ALCS in his home park, but he wouldn't have minded starting Game 3 closer to home. Holland, from Newark, Ohio, would have had quite the fan club at D...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  12. Mitch Moreland hopes for shot to catch fire

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Will Mitch Moreland be in the Game 1 starting lineup? Well, that could depend on if a righty or lefty is on the mound. Then again, it might not. "Maybe, maybe not," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. The Rangers have so mu...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. Matchup: C.J. Wilson vs. Dan Haren

    Jeff Caplan

    What a luxury the Texas Rangers have over the next three days to come into Anaheim and not have to worry about a do-or-die series. That's why LHP C.J. Wilson will only have a minimal say in capturing a 17th win this season. The lefty will be relegate...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  14. Matt Harrison wants spot in playoff rotation

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Harrison believes he's earned the right to be in the Rangers' playoff rotation. The lefty improved to 14-9, and other than one rocky inning, he dominated the Seattle Mariners in Friday's 5-3 win. "I hope so. That's not up ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  15. To become ace, C.J. Wilson focused on WHIP

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- C.J. Wilson is the Texas Rangers' No. 1 starter. There's no debate on that. But has Wilson earned the right to be called an ace? Wilson, as one might expect from the rather eclectic Southern California lefty, doesn't really dab...

    Blog | September 11, 2011
  16. Derek Holland 'should be proud' of start

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland certainly wasn't at his best, but he also wasn't at his worst. After a wobbly start, the young lefty managed to right himself and complete six innings -- and that was OK for Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington in We...

    Blog | August 11, 2011