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  1. Ian Kinsler prefers leading on field, not off

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT - Give former Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler credit: He was honest enough on Thursday to admit that the kind of leadership role he had in Texas wasn't something that fit his style. "I'm here to play baseball. I'm here to win," Kinsler said....

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  2. 3 reasons Rangers win, 3 reasons they don't

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers finished the season with seven straight wins, all at home, to extend their season. If they want to play into October, they'll need to make it eight straight with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. Texas won the s...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  3. Lineup: Craig Gentry in CF, Soto catching

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- The Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals will play the second of a three-game series to start the Cactus League season today at 2 p.m. CT on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM. We'll see if somebody actually wins the game today after Friday's 5-...

    Blog | February 23, 2013
  4. Lance Berkman pledges to win over Texas Rangers' fan base

    Richard Durrett

    Free-agent DH Lance Berkman, whom sources said Saturday agreed to terms on a one-year deal pending a physical, wants Rangers fans to know that he was wrong about his assessment of the club a few years ago and plans to win them over with his play.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2013
  5. Playoff scenarios: AL West title undecided

    Richard Durrett

    OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers still need to win one of the final two games to claim the AL West title for a third consecutive season. They are one game up, the closest the race has been since April 11, with two to play and they've got Matt Har...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  6. Rangers still No. 1 in power rankings

    Richard Durrett

    It's not a surprise that the Texas Rangers, who continue to play well despite numerous injuries, remain the top team in the ESPN.com power rankings. They are the only team with 50 wins this season and stay No. 1 in the rankings. The top-5: 1. T...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  7. Oklahoma State finishes 3rd, goes to Fiesta

    Richard Durrett

    Oklahoma State did all they could with an impressive win over Oklahoma on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to get past Alabama, who finished No. 2 in the BCS. The Cowboys will head to the Fiesta Bowl and play Stanford. Alabama gets a rematch with N...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  8. Josh Hamilton expects to play Wednesday

    Richard Durrett

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton said that he expects to play on Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's game in the eighth inning with back spasms. Hamilton said at some point in the middle of Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Angels, he felt his back tighten...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  9. Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz not in lineup against Seattle Marine...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers OF Nelson Cruz not in lineup against Seattle Mariners with tight right quad muscle.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2011
  10. Sloppy play costs Rangers on Tuesday

    Richard Durrett

    DETROIT -- The Rangers had chances on Tuesday afternoon to win another road series. But too many poor decisions and sloppy play contributed to a 5-4 loss to the Tigers, dropping Texas to 9-2. Perhaps David Murphy said it best: "It just felt like one ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  11. Elvis Andrus talks about staying focused

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Shortstop Elvis Andrus knows that he can't take any play for granted. That's why he wasn't happy with himself after failing to turn a double play during Wednesday's win against Seattle. With Michael Saunders running in the fift...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  12. Julio Borbon talks reading and reacting

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The biggest defensive play made in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Mariners was Julio Borbon's diving catch in center field to end the seventh inning with the bases loaded. Milton Bradley's fly ball to center froze Borbon initially ...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  13. 2010 World Series: Texas Rangers stray from blueprint in Game 1 l...

    Richard Durrett

    Rangers stray from winning blueprint, look green in Game 1 loss to Giants.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2010
  14. More Wilson, team numbers from Friday

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A few more interesting facts and figures from the Rangers' 1-0 win on Saturday (thanks to the Rangers media relations staff and ESPN Stats & Information): * The Angels put 64.9 percent of their swings in play, a season high...

    Blog | July 24, 2010
  15. Kinsler: 'I was going to try to steal home'

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON -- One of the more interesting plays from Wednesday's 10-1 Rangers win occurred in the fourth inning with the Rangers up 1-0. Ian Kinsler, at third base after alertly tagging up from second on a fly ball to center by Justin Smoak, starte...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  16. Nolan Ryan predicts 92 wins for 2010 Texas Rangers

    Richard Durrett

    Texas Rangers president Nolan Ryan has high expectations: 92 wins, AL West title.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2010