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  1. Ron Washington was once in Cruz's shoes

    Calvin Watkins

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In the spring of 2010, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington apologized to his team for failing a drug test for cocaine during the 2009 season. Washington asked for forgiveness and promised it would never happen again. The Ran...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Athletics 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to four games with a four-run rally in the eighth inning for a 4-3 victory Friday night. The Rangers trailed 2-0 until the eighth when they exploded with a three-run triple by Craig ...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  3. 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
  4. Michael Young breaks out of slump

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The Texas Rangers Michael Young said he was never worried. His manager, Ron Washington, said he wasn't pulling his utility man out of the lineup. Young snapped an 0-for-11 slide Friday night with a single in his first at bat during F...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  5. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Astros 1

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON --The Texas Rangers got a gutty and sloppy pitching effort from Neftali Feliz and some timely hitting to beat the Houston Astros, 4-1, in Game 1 of the Silver Boot series at Minute Maid Park on Friday night. How it happened: It wasn't the ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  6. Buzz: Joe Nathan will close and Michael Young won't sit

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan has pitched the last three games and is most likely available for Friday night's game at the Houston Astros. Nathan has gone three innings over the last three games with five strikeouts, posting a 0.71 ER...

    Blog | May 18, 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. Rapid Reaction: Mariners 4, Rangers 3

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers will say it's not a crisis, but closer Joe Nathan blew a save, his first of the young season, as the Mariners rallied for three runs in the ninth inning for a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. It's the second time thi...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  9. Ian Kinsler, Texas Rangers finalize new 5-year contract

    Calvin Watkins

    Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers finalized a $75 million, five-year contract through 2017 that locks up another one of the team's key players and makes the leadoff hitter one of the best-paid second basemen.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  10. Only concern for Rangers is depth

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels isn't that concerned with his lineup. He shouldn't be. He's got Elvis Andrus, Adrian Beltre, Nelson Cruz, Michael Young, Josh Hamilton and Ian Kinsler among the core of a solid lineup...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  11. Michael Young believes in Mitch Moreland

    Calvin Watkins

    McKINNEY, Texas -- After the Texas Rangers signed pitcher Yu Darvish to a six-year $60 million contract on Wednesday, the focused turned to free agent first baseman Prince Fielder. It's uncertain if the Rangers can sign Fielder, who is seeking a b...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  12. Texas Rangers emotional after death of Shannon Stone, who was sha...

    Calvin Watkins

    Tragedy that much more difficult for a sport known for its father-son moments.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2011
  13. Texas Rangers still searching for consistency at halfway point of...

    Calvin Watkins

    At the halfway point of the season, the Rangers are still searching for consistency.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Michael Young talks about Rangers ownership

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON _ Rangers third basemen Michael Young said Friday he's somewhat concerned about the organization looking for new ownership. But he also said is confident that whoever buys the Rangers -- current owner Tom Hicks, or another group -- the tea...

    Blog | Conversation | November 20, 2009