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  1. Do moves mean the end for C.J. Wilson?

    Jeff Caplan

    C.J. Wilson's last appearance for the Texas Rangers just might have been his relief stint in Game 7 of the World Series in which he hit Rafael Furcal in the rear end with his first pitch to score a run, a near-unimaginable moment for the left-hander ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  2. Key: Keeping the Cards' 1-2 hitters down

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have a new No. 2 in the lineup for tonight's Game 6 in lefty-swinging Skip Schumaker to go against Texas Rangers right-handed starter Colby Lewis. The Cards will be looking for a little jump at the top of the line...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  3. On one knee, Adrian Beltre swings big

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Third baseman Adrian Beltre flashed his brilliant leather once again on the first play of the game to rob Rafael Furcal of a lead-off double for the second consecutive game. But it was in the sixth inning that Beltre left jaws ...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  4. Defensive difference: First out is 'huge' one

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Derek Holland's third pitch into his phenomenal Game 4 performance might have doomed the young lad, if only it had the chance. Don't undersell the first out of the game when Rafael Furcal's laser down the third-base line found ...

    Blog | October 23, 2011
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Defensive difference: Elvis Andrus sparkles

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was told that his brilliant diving stop and flip with his glove to second base to end a critical St. Louis rally in the fifth inning probably reminded the Busch Stadium crowd of Hall of Fame shortstop...

    Blog | October 20, 2011