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  1. Nelson Cruz leaves with left elbow contusion

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- What initially appeared to be a ninth-inning defensive switch turned out to be a left elbow contusion for Nelson Cruz stemming from getting hit by a James Shields curveball in the fifth inning. X-rays were negative and there wa...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Rangers strike for 3 in 7th, lead 7-4

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz hit back-to-back home runs off Lance Lynn to quickly put the Rangers ahead 6-4 in the top of the seventh after the Cardinals tied it in the bottom of the sixth but left the bases loaded. The Rangers weren...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  7. What to watch: Albert Pujols vs. Mike Adams

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas Rangers set-up man Mike Adams has thrown just 17 pitches over one inning in the World Series and he hasn't pitched since Game 2 at Busch Stadium a week ago. With Game 6 against the St. Louis Cardinals now set for tonight after W...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Tigers have bullpen lined up for Game 6

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland on Saturday afternoon first ruled out any chance that ace Justin Verlander could be available to pitch to even a single batter in a potential Game 7. Verlander threw 133 pitches in 7 1/3 innings in the T...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  15. 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
  16. 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