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  1. 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
  2. Rangers revisit Memorial Day play at the plate

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Harrison said he was just standing there waiting. He wasn't sure if Seattle's Brendan Ryan was coming around third to try to score. He thought Ryan was going to get held at third. But Monday night's Memorial Day play fr...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. The homer and the block for Mike Napoli

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mike Napoli was busy for the Texas Rangers on Monday night. He smashed a three-run home run to right field, breaking a 1-1 tie, and his block of home plate in the eighth inning kept the Rangers with a little more cushion agains...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 4, Mariners 2

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yes Matt Harrison gave up another first-inning run, but that's fine. He's been able to settle down the rest of the way in previous starts and he did it again Monday night. The left-hander went eight innings in leading the Rangers ...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  5. Mike Napoli finds his hitting groove

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Perhaps overshadowed by Yu Darvish's health issues and the Rangers' sweep of the Jays was catcher Mike Napoli breaking out of a slump. Napoli went 2-for-3 on Sunday with a two-run home run, his first since April 25, and tied a ...

    Blog | May 28, 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. 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
  9. 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
  10. Mike Napoli is sore but OK

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers catcher Mike Napoli was hit in the temple with a pitch Tuesday night by Seattle pitcher Blake Beavan. Napoli stayed in the game, but he's not in Wednesday night's lineup. It has nothing to do with the contusion he suff...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Rangers-RoughRiders lineups

    Calvin Watkins

    FRISCO, Texas -- The final exhibition game of the spring is at Dr Pepper Ballpark between the Rangers and their Double-A affiliate the Frisco RoughRiders. The lineups: Rangers DH Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus CF Josh Hamilton 3B Adrian Be...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  14. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 8, Athletics 5

    Calvin Watkins

    ARLINGTON -- This was not a normal night at the ballpark. The crowd of 37,858 seemed subdued at times. Maybe it was because of the heat -- it was 105 degrees at first pitch -- or maybe everyone was still stunned by the tragedy of Thursday night, w...

    Blog | July 08, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Rangers haven't forgotten Chris Davis

    Calvin Watkins

    HOUSTON -- The criticism against first baseman Chris Davis is he can't hit big league pitching. In the minor leagues, he's a star. And while spending just 33 games at Triple-A Round Rock, Davis was selected to the Triple-A All-Star game for hit...

    Blog | June 30, 2011