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  1. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 5, Orioles 1

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ryan Dempster put aside whatever the personal reason was he didn't cross the northern border over the weekend and crafted his finest performance since joining the Texas Rangers to get this 10-game homestand started in style. In hi...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  2. Lineup: Leonys Martin in CF; Nelson Cruz to DH

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Leonys Martin returns to the lineup for the first time since playing twice in the San Diego series. He'll man center field with Josh Hamilton in left and David Murphy in right field. Nelson Cruz gets a break from the field and wil...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  3. Ron Washington speaks, goes around the horn

    Jeff Caplan

    For the first time since the Texas Rangers lost a gut-wrenching World Series in seven games to the St. Louis Cardinals, Ron Washington spoke on several issues during a Wednesday morning appearance on the "Ben and Skin Show" on 103.3 FM ESPN, from his...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  4. Nelson Cruz's home runs forgotten in loss

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- So much of this postseason for Texas Rangers right-fielder Nelson Cruz was either Boomstick or bust. After Friday's 6-2 loss in Game 7 of the World Series, Cruz stood at his locker answering questions, trying hard not to reveal his di...

    Blog | October 29, 2011
  5. Lineup: Rangers don't change a thing

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Up against Game 1 winner and St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington won't change what worked in Game 4 for tonight's pivotal Game 5 of the World Series, the final of three in a row at Rangers...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  6. Matchup: Edwin Jackson vs. Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Another postseason game, another lefty takes the mound for the Texas Rangers. Derek Holland will make his fourth start of the postseason and his first in the World Series. He moved down in rotation from the second spot in the ALDS...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  7. Nelson Cruz can relate to Albert Pujols blast

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers say 15 players in the history of Rangers Ballpark have reached the club-level seating in left field, essentially the second deck perched above and pushed back beyond the bleacher seats. Technically, Albert Puj...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  8. Bullpen wrap: Neftali Feliz turns up heat

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas Rangers closer Neftali Feliz didn't get a chance to pitch in Game 1 of the World Series, so when the second-year closer made his appearance in the ninth his first pitch sailed high and registered 100 mph. Just a bit amped up. ...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  9. Colby Lewis drops the hammer

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Colby Lewis has never had the title of ace or been tabbed the No. 1. But there should be little debate that Lewis is the Texas Rangers' most trusted postseason starter. He had his best stuff on display in a critical Game 2 on Thursday...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  10. Nelson Cruz staying at No. 7 and he's good

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Stop the calls for Nelson Cruz to move to cleanup or fifth or elsewhere in the batting order. An historic American League Championship Series won't even make Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington change the lineup. "No," Washing...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Nelson Cruz is having series for the ages

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- Nelson Cruz and his Boomstick are going where few men have gone before. In Game 2, he became the first player in postseason history to hit a walk-off grand slam. His 11th-inning smash won Game 2 for the Texas Rangers. In Wednesday's Gam...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  16. 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