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  1. Mike Fiers and the sneaky K club

    Eric Karabell

    By dinnertime Thursday a pair of right-handed starting pitchers already had delivered 14-strikeout performances, which seemed awfully rare to me, and then I found out it had happened four times in 40 years. So yeah, it's rare. One of the fellows who ...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. Alex Rios undergoes MRI exam

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers right fielder Alex Rios underwent a MRI on his sprained right ankle Monday afternoon. Rios, who was taken out of Sunday's game against the Houston Astros after re-aggravating the injury sliding into home plate, wasn't i...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. Pregame: Beltre day off not happening

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre has played in 95 consecutive games, counting Sunday's contest against the Houston Astros. After coming off the disabled list with a strained left quad on April 24, Beltre has had just 13 off days due...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  4. Extra Bases: Martinez continues to learn

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON - The individual wins and losses are something to ignore. Texas Rangers right-hander Nick Martinez is doing his best to focus on getting better and not worry about a 1-8 record in 14 starts, something he takes to the hill Sunday against th...

    Blog | August 10, 2014
  5. As Trout hits, Angels continue to climb

    Kenton Wong

    Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/Getty ImagesMike Trout has been leading the Angels up the AL West standings. The Los Angeles Angels continue to creep up on the Oakland Athletics in the AL West after going 18-11 since the start of June, sitting just 3 1/...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. Who's on pace for 20/20 seasons?

    Eric Karabell

    It's not easy as it used to be to finish a baseball season with more than 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases. Nine players achieved the feat last season, 10 the year before and 12 in 2011. Basically, the trend of five-category fantasy options continues...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  7. O will determine how high Royals rebound

    Jerry Crasnick

    Nothing resonates with the modern-day baseball fan like a good prospect vigil. George Springer was all the rage before the Houston Astros took the plunge and summoned him from Triple-A Oklahoma City in mid-April. Pittsburgh's Gregory Polanco is still...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  8. Three biggest questions for 2014 draft

    Christopher Crawford

    May has finally arrived, and as one scouting director put it when I discussed the draft with him this week, these past few months have been "flat-out weird," and we still have one more month for things to potentially get even weirder. This year has h...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  9. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 1, Astros 0

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- That's 15 straight series wins over the Houston Astros for the Texas Rangers as they secure their second 1-0 win in the past three days. It was the first time in club history that Texas had two 1-0 wins in the same series and the ...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Astros 6, Rangers 5 (10)

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A Texas Rangers comeback fell short on Saturday, as the Houston Astros scored in the 10th inning and held on for a 6-5 win. Texas tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, but a triple by Jason Castro, aided by a strange bounc...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  11. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 1, Astros 0 (12)

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers have played four games in Arlington. They've won three of them in walk-off fashion. And Robinson Chirinos was the hero in the 12th inning. His single to right scored Kevin Kouzmanoff from second -- who got there ...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  12. Yu Darvish closer to returning to rotation

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw an 86-pitch bullpen session at Globe Life Park on Tuesday and is getting closer to making his first start of the 2014 season. When that occurs is still undecided, but Darvish can't come off th...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. Five takeaways from Opening Day

    Jim Bowden

    A large slate of games Monday offered glimpses of what could be an exciting 2014 season. There were unexpected performances (Alejandro De Aza's two home runs) and disappointing ones (Cliff Lee's eight earned runs in five innings), too, as well as a w...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  14. Darvish won't travel to San Antonio

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will not travel with the team to San Antonio and will instead play catch in Arlington on Saturday, then throw off flat ground under the watchful eye of pitching coach Mike Maddux on Sunday. "Then we...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  15. Morning Briefing: Gee gets last tune-up

    Adam Rubin

    Courtesy of Dillon GeeOpening Day starter Dillon Gee, pictured with wife Kari Ann and son Hudson, gets his final spring-training tune-up Wednesday night.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Opening Day starter Dillon Gee gets his final spring-trainin...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  16. Astros' future could be bright

    Jerry Crasnick

    JUPITER, Fla. -- Outfielder Dexter Fowler has joined the Houston Astros, starting pitcher Scott Feldman signed a $30 million contract in December and relievers Chad Qualls, Matt Albers and Jesse Crain add experience and depth to a bullpen that ranked...

    Blog | March 19, 2014