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  1. Matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Kyle Drabek

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Yu Darvish faces Kyle Drabek in a matchup of a couple of talented young righties. Darvish (6-2, 3.05): The rookie is coming off his worst start for the Rangers, having allowed five runs on four hits and six walks in four innings...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  2. Just the facts on Josh Hamilton and the power Rangers

    Tim MacMahon

    Some facts and figures gathered by ESPN Stats and Information: Josh Hamilton hit his third career walk-off home run Saturday. All three have come with his team trailing. The other two were July 9, 2008, vs. Francisco Rodriguez and July 9, 2011, vs...

    Blog | May 27, 2012
  3. Sizzling Mitch Moreland left out again

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With all due respect to Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz, the hottest hitter in the Texas Rangers' lineup isn't a household name. It's a dude who bats at the bottom of the order and doesn't face lefties, as long as his manager can...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 14, Blue Jays 3

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - This one was a rout from the first inning. The Texas Rangers looked like a well-rounded contender again in the blowout of the Toronto Blue Jays, not the struggling Texas team seen over the last week and a half. What it means: Ca...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  5. Two HRs don't earn Mitch Moreland AB vs. LHP

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers manager Ron Washington didn't hesitate for a second before pinch-hitting for Mitch Moreland. Didn't second-guess it after the fact, either. "Not at all," Washington said after the Rangers wrapped up their disappointing h...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. Buzz: Scott Feldman will make spot start Wednesday

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have the luxury of bringing a former 17-game winner out of the bullpen to make a spot start. After strongly hinting for several days that Scott Feldman would start Wednesday against the Yankees, manager Ron Washingt...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  7. Mitch Moreland's only hit was a long one

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On paper, it looked like a major mismatch in St. Louis' favor. Mitch Moreland, the man with an itty-bitty .087 batting average this postseason, was up against big, bad Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. But after Carpenter missed ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  8. Mitch Moreland moonshot cuts lead in half

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Maybe Mitch Moreland was due. Moreland, the Texas Rangers' best bat during last season's World Series, was hitting .087 this postseason before he turned on a 2-0 sinker from Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter. An estimated 424 feet l...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  9. 11 Rangers regulars add up to a lot of W's

    Tim MacMahon

    The Rangers have 11 regulars, according to Ron Washington. You think that math doesn't work? It's added up to a 6-0 start so far. It's required Michael Young, the franchise's all-time hits leader, to swallow his pride and accept a designated hi...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  10. Mitch Moreland ready to be a regular

    Tim MacMahon

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - The Rangers believed Mitch Moreland was ready to be their regular first baseman entering the spring. They're even more confident of that a week and a half before Opening Day. The 25-year-old Moreland has hit .373 with six doub...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  11. Look for Mike Napoli in Opening Day lineup

    Tim MacMahon

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The lineup the Rangers used against the Royals on Sunday is the one Ron Washington envisions using on a regular basis. Just don't expect to see it on Opening Day. "I'm probably going to go with my best lineup for the day, see...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  12. How can Rangers fit in Chris Davis?

    Tim MacMahon

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Chris Davis definitely has the attention of the Rangers' decision-makers. That happens when a dude celebrates his 25th birthday by crushing a grand slam about 450 feet off an All-Star closer. Davis' spring numbers (.410 average,...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  13. Surprise Six: Tuesday camp recap

    Tim MacMahon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Six things of interest after another beautiful, sunny Arizona day: 1. If Neftali Feliz becomes a starter, Ron Washington doesn't think his closer replacement is on the roster. But Washington believes GM Jon Daniels can find a cl...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  14. Texas lefties succeed vs. Clayton Kershaw

    Tim MacMahon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- It's surprising that a Rangers' split squad got to Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw for six runs in 5 2/3 innings. It's really surprising that the four lefties in the Texas lineup all did some damage against Kershaw, a Highland Park ...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  15. Chris Davis: 'Just want to be in big leagues'

    Tim MacMahon

    SURPRISE, Ariz. - With all due respect, Chris Davis has a simple request for the Rangers' front office. Find room for him in the big leagues or trade him to a team that could use him. "I just want to be in the big leagues, whether it's here or ...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  16. Spring training '11: Infielder Chris Davis asks to be traded if n...

    Tim MacMahon

    With all due respect, Chris Davis has a simple request for the Texas Rangers' front office. Find room for him in the big leagues or trade him to a team that could use him.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2011