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  1. Of all things, weak bats doom Rangers

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas - As crazy as it sounded for an American League underdog and first-time World Series entrant, the Texas Rangers crashed the Fall Classic as the favorite to win it all. With bats blazing after a demolition of the New York Yankees, ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  2. Nelson Cruz goes deep, cuts lead to 3-1

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz finally grooved one on Tim Lincecum, launching the one-hit pitch into the left-field bleachers to bring the Texas Rangers to within 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh. Edgar Renteria gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  3. Rangers can't do anything with single

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For the second time in three innings, the Texas Rangers put the lead-off man, but couldn't do anything with him. Mitch Moreland singled off Tim Lincecum to start the home half of the sixth inning, just the second hit given up by L...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  4. Edgar Renteria's 3-run homer puts Giants up

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The San Francisco Giants just moved closer to capturing the franchise's first World Series in 56 years. Edgar Renteria, with two out and runners on second and third drove Cliff Lee's bread-and-butter pitch, his cutter, into th...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  5. Through four, hitters don't have a chance

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The pitchers duel that went unfulfilled in Game 1 is alive and well at Rangers Ballpark in Game 5. Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee are dealing and neither offense has come close to scoring through four innings. Lee has allowed a pai...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  6. Pitchers dominant in opening innings, 0-0

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tim Lincecum and Cliff Lee cruised through the first two innings. Lincecum, the San Francisco Giants ace who won Game 1, needed just six pitches to plow through the 4-5-6 hitters in the Texas Rangers lineup in the second. He's ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  7. Giants lineup: Hitless Pat Burrell is DH

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Pat Burrell, who struck out four times in Game 3 and is hitless in the World Series (0-for-9), returns to the San Francisco Giants' lineup as the designated hitter for tonight's Game 5. After taking a seat to clear his head and wo...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  8. Game 1 eased Tim Lincecum's nerves

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Because the Texas Rangers couldn't puncture San Francisco Giants ace Tim Lincecum when they had chances early in Game 1 the way the Giants got to Rangers ace Cliff Lee, it was the latter who absorbed more heat for not having his t...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  9. Foul: Tommy Hunter makes early exit

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Unfortunately for young Texas Rangers starter Tommy Hunter, his most joyous moments this postseason amounted to twice dousing TBS sideline reporter Craig Sager with exploding beer. Otherwise, it's been a disappointing playoff ru...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  10. Down 3-1, Rangers express will to rally

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The San Francisco Giants' terrific pitching has taken the Texas Rangers out of what they do best, and for a second time in four games in this World Series, the mighty Rangers lineup has been blanked. The Rangers were beaten 4-0...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  11. Tommy Hunter ready for crucial Game 4

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The youngest of the Texas Rangers' starting pitchers has a chance to put "Big Game" back in Hunter. Tommy Hunter, the 24-year-old right-hander who has had a tough go of things in the postseason, will start Game 4 of the World S...

    Blog | October 31, 2010
  12. Elvis Andrus quite the leading man

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus is working the lead-off spot to near-perfection. In 12 postseason games, he's singled to start a game five times, doubled once and walked once. He's come around to score five times. He had a st...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  13. Beloved Bengie Molina moved by cheers

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- It's probably a good thing Texas Rangers catcher Bengie Molina was busy warming up starting pitcher Cliff Lee for Game 1 of the World Series when the lineups were introduced to the AT&T crowd. When Molina's name echoed through...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  14. Loss puts ball in C.J. Wilson's hand

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Back to you, C.J. Texas Rangers left-hander C.J. Wilson should be used to this kind of thing by now. The spotlight shined on him as the man at the top of the rotation in the ALCS against the mighty Yankees. He pitched superbly in ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  15. Cliff Lee on loss: 'I wasn't locating'

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee put it plain and simple: He caught too much plate, and the San Francisco Giants caught too much baseball. "I was trying to make adjustments. I was up, I was down. I was in, I was out. Nothing was workin...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  16. Rangers score two, claw closer, 8-4

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Bengie Molina and pinch-hitter David Murphy each drove in a run in the top of the sixth to creep the Rangers within 8-4 of the San Francisco Giants, while also chasing ace Tim Lincecum after just 5 2/3. So both pitchers are gone b...

    Blog | October 27, 2010