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  1. Rested Alexi Ogando on top of his game

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With 33 games to go, Alexi Ogando has pitched 115 2/3 fewer innings than in all of 2011 -- that's not a misprint -- and Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington isn't the least bit disappointed. Ogando was an All-Star a season ago ...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  2. Unburdened Yu Darvish K's 10, baffles Rays

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If consecutive division series victories don't already have the Texas Rangers deep in the heads of the Tampa Bay Rays, the events of the first two games in this potential postseason preview surely haven't helped the Rays' psyche. ...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  3. No-hitter eludes Matt Harrison, but 15th win doesn't

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Throw around terms such as ace and debate who is and who isn't. That's baseball. Matt Harrison is just trying to win games. On Friday, he won his 15th, a career-best, and it's not even Labor Day. He did it by taking a no-hit bi...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  4. Adrian Beltre prefers 3-HR game over cycle

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is smoking at the plate. He hit three home runs in his first three at-bats on Wednesday. On Friday he hit for the cycle for the second time in his career. So which feat is more impressive? ...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  5. Buzz: Wash says Roy Oswalt not a clubhouse issue

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Roy Oswalt is headed back to the bullpen. "Unless something happens and we need him again," Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said prior to Friday's game against the Minnesota Twins. Thursday's 10-6 win again featured a s...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  6. Lineup: Geovany Soto finally gets a rest

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington meant to sit hot-hitting catcher Geovany Soto Thursday, but he put him in the lineup anyway. Today, the recent acquisition from the Chicago Cubs will take a seat. Luis Martinez will be behind the plate for the Texas...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  7. Ryan Dempster goes eight strong innings

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington always see the glass half full. When asked if he believes newly acquired right-hander Ryan Dempster shook off two poor starts in three since being traded to the club with Monday night's gem, Washingt...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  8. Buzz: Josh Hamilton won't write off Angels

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton says he and his teammates have not yet fondly looked back on the crazy night of Aug. 1. But if the regular season ends as the standings are now, or thereabout, surely the Texas Rangers will happily look back on their...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  9. Ron Washington sticks with Mike Napoli

    Jeff Caplan

    Headed to his first All-Star game mired in an awful hitting slump, Rangers catcher Mike Napoli was due up in the bottom of the 13th inning Sunday with the score tied, no outs and runners on first and second. Napoli was 0-for-4 with a couple of str...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  10. Booming thunder sends Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers players scur...

    Jeff Caplan

    A sudden and blinding flash of lightning seemingly directly above the Rangers Ballpark lights was followed instantaneously by a sonic-like crash of thunder, sending unsuspecting players, coaches and umpires scurrying.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2012
  11. Is Matt Harrison an All-Star?

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Rangers manager Ron Washington will again skipper the American League All-Star team next month. That means he could have the final say-so on who does makes the team as a reserve. Washington has until this weekend to turn in his...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  12. Matt Harrison says he's OK for next start

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers starter Matt Harrison begrudgingly exited a shutout bid after five innings against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday night due to lower back tightness. But after picking up 10th win, tied for the most in the American...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  13. Josh Hamilton: 'I think you'll see some changes'

    Jeff Caplan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton made a brief pit stop at his locker Sunday afternoon before donning his shades and taking to the sun-bathed field for BP and pregame warmups. Although he had little interest in holding a critical discussion about ...

    Blog | June 24, 2012
  14. Will Rangers stick with Mitch Moreland?

    Jeff Caplan

    The Texas Rangers have certainly tried to fill first base from within -- Chris Davis (now in Baltimore), Justin Smoak (now in Seattle) and Mitch Moreland (still in Texas, but...). Something happens to these guys once they face big-league pitching ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Washington lauds Josh Hamilton's toughness

    Jeff Caplan

    From game to game, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington never really knew if the moment would come that Josh Hamilton just couldn't go any longer. No one knew the extent of the injury that Hamilton endured throughout the postseason. First believed...

    Blog | November 21, 2011