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  1. Manny happy returns: Machado gets results

    Mark Simon

    Manny Machado owned the inner half of the plate Monday night.Though Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is perceived to be struggling this season, he is still hitting the ball as hard as he did in 2013. Manny Machado #13 3B Baltim...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. Kinsler leads the Tigers in many ways

    Mark Simon

    Ian Kinsler has been a pretty good get for the Detroit Tigers. KinslerKinsler had the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers rallied to beat the Houston Astros on Saturday. The Tigers are loaded with star power between Miguel Cab...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  3. What's the best pitched game in Rangers history?

    Mark Simon

    Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in his last start got us to thinking. What is the best performance by a starting pitcher in the history of the Texas Rangers? Bill James has a stat that allows us to check- Game Score- which credits a pitcher with points f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  4. Dominant Rockies: Tulo, Arenado, Lyles

    Mark Simon

    Troy Tulowitzki is almost impossible to get out at home.Sunday we told you what's to like about the San Francisco Giants as they try to unseat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. This time, we'll tell you what's to like most about the Colorado...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  5. Gray among best since his debut

    Mark Simon

    Sonny Gray continues to impress. Gray outpitched Yu Darvish and earned his first career shutout, beating the Texas Rangers 4-0 on Monday night. Gray is the first Oakland Athletics pitcher to shut out the Rangers since (new "Baseball Tonight" a...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  6. Rays had the right combination vs. Rangers

    Mark Simon

    Evan Longoria's low-ball hitting was vital for the Rays in the final week. The Tampa Rays are headed to the postseason for the fourth time in the last six seasons after beating the Texas Rangers in the one-game tiebreaker. It was a game won by th...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. Top stats to know: Rays vs Rangers

    Mark Simon

    This year's regular season has an extra day, with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays meeting in a one-game tiebreaker to determine the second Wild Card spot. Here are half a dozen statistical storylines related to this matchup. The home tea...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  8. Wednesday's wild card story: Clutch hits

    Mark Simon

    There were three highly entertaining games on Wednesday night that played a significant role in the AL Wild Card race. While the Kansas City Royals- Cleveland Indians game was decided early, the contests between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red S...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  9. Rios brings some power, speed, a few flaws

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  10. Diamondbacks' defense best in the majors

    Mark Simon

    A little more than a week ago with a man on second and two outs in the fifth inning of a 1-1 game, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a long drive near the 413-foot sign in right-center field of Chase Field that looked like it would put t...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  11. The year in MLB heat maps

    Mark Simon

    With 2012 about to come to a close, we thought we'd take one more look at the baseball season. We'll do so both in words and with heat maps-- visual images that may bring back a memory, or tell you something about the greatness of a particular mom...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  12. Orioles return to Gold Glove glory

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesMatt Wieters, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones were rewarded for their defensive prowess this season. The Baltimore Orioles returned to winning in 2012 and they returned to their successful past in putting a trio of players on the Gold Glove wi...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  13. Tough act to follow for Cardinals-Rangers

    Mark Simon

    Focus on Sport/Getty Images Ray Knight celebrates after scoring the game-winning run in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Knight also hit a game-winning home run in Game 7 to help give the Mets their second World Series title. The St. Louis Cardin...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  14. Pitch locations key as Rangers eye title

    Mark Simon

    Let's take a closer look at some of the key performances through the first five games of the Fall Classic, that may better explain why the Texas Rangers are on the cusp of their first World Series title. We'll do so through the lens of our pitch-...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  15. Cardinals, Rangers strong on mound so far

    Mark Simon

    The pitch locations on which Allen Craig has gotten his six hits this postseason. Click here to create your own Craig custom heat maps and images Think about how close this World Series has been. The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals are e...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  16. Cardinals approach to Cruz a Game 2 key

    Mark Simon

    Where lefties have gotten Nelson Cruz out this postseason. He's 0-for-7 against them. Click here to create your own Cruz heat maps The improbable run by the St. Louis Cardinals, largely due to the remarkable work of their relief corps, has s...

    Blog | October 20, 2011