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  1. Will Michael Young garner MVP votes?

    Jeff Caplan

    The American League MVP will be announced at 1 p.m. today and unlike last season when Josh Hamilton was the runaway favorite -- and landslide winner -- a handful of players are in the running this season. Will Texas Rangers super-utility man Micha...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  2. Albert Pujols plans to be patient, take walks

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols has walked six times, three intentionally, in 11 postseason games. The Texas Rangers walked Miguel Cabrera seven times, twice intentionally, in the ALCS. Pujols is prepared to see plenty of pitches out ...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  3. Pitchers to get first Albert Pujols experience

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was a time this season when baseball people snickered that St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols picked a bad time to have a bad season. After all, he'll become the game's most coveted free agent this winter. P...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  4. Matchup: Max Scherzer vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Here we go. Two chances for the Texas Rangers to clinch a second consecutive American League pennant. Do-or-die for the Detroit Tigers. The Rangers roll out unpredictable LHP Derek Holland, who has four complete-game shutouts and ...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  5. How will Rangers approach Miguel Cabrera?

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yorvit Torrealba has a pretty good idea how the Texas Rangers will approach AL batting champ Miguel Cabrera in tonight's Game 6 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers. "If we have choice, probably put him on first," said Ranger...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  6. Derek Holland must stay in control of his pitches and his emotion...

    Jeff Caplan

    Derek Holland needs to stay in control of his pitches and his emotions in Game 6.

    Story | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  7. Defensive difference: Cruz lays out, misses

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Why shouldn't Nelson Cruz expect the spectacular? He's hit mammoth home runs and gunned down the go-ahead run at the plate plate. So when Victor Martinez sailed a fly ball that was slicing toward the right-field line, Cruz went for the ful...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  8. Two grounders, two different results

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Two grounders to third base, one in the top half of the sixth inning and one in the bottom, changed the complexion of Game 5. The only explanation plausible belongs to Rangers manager Ron Washington's mantra: That's how baseball go. "Wh...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  9. Defensive difference: Two cannon balls

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Two huge late-game throws propelled the Texas Rangers to victory in Wednesday's Game 4. In the eighth inning, right-fielder Nelson Cruz preserved a 3-3 tie with a rocket throw to catcher Mike Napoli, who had time to brace for an impendi...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  10. Smack talk: Cabrera, Rangers dish and dig

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Miguel Cabrera snagged the throw from shortstop Jhonny Peralta and the Texas Rangers' fifth inning died quickly and quietly with that Nelson Cruz double play ball. Well, maybe not so quietly. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Cabrera hopped off f...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  11. Bullpen wrap: Job gets done, family style

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- In the hallway outside the Texas Rangers' celebratory clubhouse and away from the media horde, catcher Mike Napoli wrapped his burly, tattooed arms around the tall, lanky frame of flamethrower Alexi Ogando. They embraced for a few momen...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  12. Mark Lowe ready for World Series?

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- If the Texas Rangers advance to the World Series, relief pitcher Mark Lowe said he will be ready to go. Lowe strained a hamstring during warmups before a late-season game in Oakland and was unavailable for the ALDS and ALCS. He would be...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  13. Unsung hero: Austin Jackson gets a leg up

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Austin Jackson was pressing at the plate. Maybe it was playing the first two ALCS games in Arlington, Texas, just a 45-minute drive south from his hometown of Denton. Or maybe it was his leg kick. Jackson worked with hitting coach Lloyd...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  14. The run Detroit didn't try to score

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Take your pick on chances the Detroit Tigers had to score and failed -- particularly in the first two innings of Games 1 and 2 -- but they've got to be second-guessing the ninth-inning decision not send Ramon Santiago home. Wit...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  15. Mitch Moreland talks about 3-2-3 DP

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Somewhere in the back of Mitch Moreland's mind -- and maybe even in the front -- the first baseman had to know that his starting spot for Game 3 was in jeopardy with the way he's been swinging the bat. Add to that letting a gro...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  16. Quotebook: Josh Hamilton on winning MVP

    Jeff Caplan

    Josh Hamilton spoke to the media after he was named the AL MVP on Tuesday. Here's what he had to say: ON MIGUEL CABRERA'S SEASON: It was unbelievable. Every time you turn on the TV, just watching him play, his swing is a beautiful thing to watch. ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010