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  1. Buzz: Harrison feels '100 percent physically'

    Tim MacMahon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Rangers' need for Matt Harrison increased with Tuesday's news that proven postseason workhorse Colby Lewis' comeback attempt was ended by a hip condition that requires surgery. Harrison's confidence that he can help the Range...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  2. Sick Josh Hamilton plays the hero again

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton spent most of Saturday afternoon seeing stars, struggling to deal with an upper respiratory and sinus infection while playing in 90-plus-degree heat. Hamilton still put on a fireworks show for the folks from the s...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Cardinals strike first vs. wild C.J. Wilson

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - C.J. Wilson's wild streak stung him again this postseason. Back-to-back walks to begin the second inning allowed the Cardinals to strike first in Game 5. Matt Holliday and Lance Berkman both scored after getting free passes from...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  6. Cardinals get three runs right back

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - This was a pretty bad time for Scott Feldman's first poor performance of the postseason. After the Rangers scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth, Feldman gave them right back in the top of the fifth. Feldman had pitch...

    Blog | October 22, 2011
  7. Bullpen wrap: Alexi Ogando goes for two

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The All-Star starter who faded down the stretch of the regular season feels fresh. He looks like a dominant reliever. Middle relievers don't get much more dominant than Alexi Ogando has been this postseason, in which he's allow...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  8. Bullpen roundup: Count on Koji Uehara?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Everybody who came out of the bullpen gave the Rangers exactly what they needed, with one glaring exception. The next out Koji Uehara gets in a postseason game will be the first. Uehara, the veteran righty acquired from Balt...

    Blog | October 01, 2011
  9. Wash: Colby Lewis looks ready

    Tim MacMahon

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Colby Lewis treated the Triple-A Omaha hitters he saw Thursday a lot like the big leaguers he faced during the postseason. Lewis, the Rangers' No. 2 starter, cruised through five innings against the Royals' Triple-A affiliate. H...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  10. Derek Holland confident after rough outing

    Tim MacMahon

    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Catcher Matt Treanor interrupted pitcher Derek Holland's postseason chat with the media to add a little levity. "Can you guys do me a favor and ask him if he's going to be in the rotation?" Treanor said, well aware that Holland i...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  11. Runs come at right time for Colby Lewis

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It seems almost automatic at this point. Give Colby Lewis the ball and watch the Rangers win. At least, that's the way it's worked his last three starts this postseason. Of course, it wasn't always this way. Lewis endured a ...

    Blog | October 30, 2010
  12. Cliff Lee 'not out for blood' vs. Phillies

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's fine with Cliff Lee if the Rangers face the Phillies in the World Series, but he insists that it wouldn't be any sweeter to beat Philadelphia than San Francisco. Lee dominated during his only postseason with the Phillies, ...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  13. Nelson Cruz's monster postseason continues

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nelson Cruz didn't have to test his tender hamstrings when boomstick met baseball in the bottom of the fifth inning Friday night. He could take his time with a home run trot after launching a full-count fastball from Yankees re...

    Blog | October 23, 2010
  14. It didn't happen for Rangers with RISP

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW YORK -- The Rangers made history Wednesday, just not the way they hoped. They tied a postseason record for most hits in a game while scoring two runs or fewer. The Rangers slapped 13 hits in the 7-2 loss to the Yankees in Game 5, matching the ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  15. Bengie Molina rests; Matt Treanor starts

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW YORK - Game 4 hero Bengie Molina will get the day off. Ron Washington had planned all along for Matt Treanor to catch C.J. Wilson, as he's done down the stretch of the regular season and throughout the playoffs. Washington isn't wavering from ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  16. Yankees plug in Lance Berkman at 1B

    Tim MacMahon

    NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira's postseason is over due to a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. The rest of the Yankees will try to extend their postseason with Lance Berkman replacing Teixeira at first base. Manager Joe Girardi opted to play Berk...

    Blog | October 20, 2010