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  1. Ron Washington will watch skies closely

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- With the ominous forecast of rain hanging over Wednesday night's Game 6, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said he wants Major League Baseball to make a decisive call if the radar reveals a threat of rain delays. In that case, Wash...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  2. David Murphy wanted chance to deliver

    Jeff Caplan

    ST. LOUIS -- David Murphy wanted the chance to make something happen in the seventh inning. But, when St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa turned to lefty reliever Marc Rzepczynski with two on and one out, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington cou...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  3. Pitchers to get first Albert Pujols experience

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- There was a time this season when baseball people snickered that St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols picked a bad time to have a bad season. After all, he'll become the game's most coveted free agent this winter. P...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  4. 2011 World Series -- Texas Rangers make World Series using unconv...

    Jeff Caplan

    The Rangers used an unusual pitching approach to return to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2011
  5. 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
  6. Bullpen wrap: Koji Uehera stunned

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- If Koji Uehara believed his manager had lost faith in him after Game 3, a third gopher ball served up in his third postseason appearance Thursday likely sealed his fate. Ron Washington could have given Yoshinori Tateyama the ball in the...

    Blog | October 13, 2011
  7. 2011 ALCS -- Jose Valverde, Joaquin Benoit won't pitch for Detroi...

    Jeff Caplan

    Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland announced that closer Jose Valverde and setup man Joaquin Benoit will not be available out of the bullpen Thursday in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2011
  8. Bullpen wrap: Faith lost in Koji Uehara

    Jeff Caplan

    DETROIT -- With heavy eyes and a soft voice, beleaguered Texas Rangers reliever Koji Uehara sounded like a man who doesn't expect to pitch again in the postseason. "I have to say there's no confidence from the dugout, from Wash," Uehara said, expl...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  9. Mitch Moreland talks about 3-2-3 DP

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Somewhere in the back of Mitch Moreland's mind -- and maybe even in the front -- the first baseman had to know that his starting spot for Game 3 was in jeopardy with the way he's been swinging the bat. Add to that letting a gro...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. Manager's visit didn't flip Derek Holland

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington has made several quick-twitch and colorfully worded visits to Derek Holland over the last two seasons. So when Washington hopped out of the dugout in the second inning with Holland having just wal...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Jim Leyland considers Wash 'my friend'

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has been around the big leagues a long time and he credits the turnaround of the Texas Rangers franchise to the club's skipper. "Ron Washington is tremendous. He is a motivational guy. He know...

    Blog | October 08, 2011
  12. Derek Holland ready even if family at home

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers lefty Derek Holland won't complain about starting Game 2 of the ALCS in his home park, but he wouldn't have minded starting Game 3 closer to home. Holland, from Newark, Ohio, would have had quite the fan club at D...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  13. Rapid Reaction: Rangers 12, Mariners 5

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington has his pitchers working limited innings with the division wrapped up, and before Sunday's game he said he'd give Derek Holland the sixth inning if he made efficient work of the first five. Two home ...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  14. Where does Nelson Cruz go from here?

    Jeff Caplan

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- After a magical season personally and for the Texas Rangers, what did right fielder Nelson Cruz come into spring training focusing on improving? "The main thing is just shortening his stroke up a little bit," manager Ron Washi...

    Blog | March 06, 2011