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  1. Andrus strives to emulate Jeter, his idol

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Jeter will make his final appearance in Texas as a professional baseball player Wednesday night. Jeter has morphed into a beloved figure during his 19-year career with the New York Yankees, and there is one man who will t...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Big innings fuel Rangers in sweep

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Over three games here, the Rangers outscored the Blue Jays, 34-16, for a three-game sweep. In two of the games, the Rangers were fueled by big innings. On Friday, the Rangers scored six in the first inning on their way to a ...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  5. Injuries: Yu Darvish (back), Alexi Ogando (hand)

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- We'll have more on this later, but two Rangers pitchers came away banged up from Sunday's win. Starter Yu Darvish has a stiff back, a result of the flu bug going around the clubhouse. He complained of the issue after the fifth ...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  6. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 12, Blue Jays 6

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers starter Yu Darvish walked the first batter on four pitches Sunday before settling down. It wasn't a dominating performance for the right-hander -- he was taken out after five innings -- but he did enough in a 12-6 victory ...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  7. Lineups: Napoli returns

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- After missing a few days with a stomach virus, catcher Mike Napoli is back in the starting lineup. Napoli pinch hit Saturday afternoon and was healthy enough to start, but manager Ron Washington decided to give him an extra day of...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  8. Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Felix Hernandez

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers and Mariners play the first of a three-game series at Safeco Field on Monday night with Yu Darvish facing Felix Hernandez. Darvish (6-1, 2.60): This is the first time Darvish will meet an opponent for the second time. In the first meet...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  9. W2W4: Rangers at Mariners

    Calvin Watkins

    The Rangers begin a three-game series at Seattle, the first opponent they'll see a second time in 2012. The Rangers visit the Mariners after taking two of three games from the Houston Astros. Darvish gets another shot: Yu Darvish meets the Mariner...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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