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  1. Speed helps make up for lack of power

    Tim MacMahon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers aren't running scared after Nelson Cruz, the club leader in home runs and RBIs, got suspended the rest of the regular season in the wake of the Biogenesis scandal. But they're darn sure running. Take, for ex...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  2. Lineups: No more David Murphy in RF

    Tim MacMahon

    ANAHEIM, Calif. - Don't expect to see David Murphy in right field again for the Rangers. Murphy misplayed a couple of balls in his first game in right field this season during the Rangers' win Monday night. Manager Ron Washington will find other a...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Why did Wash pull Yu Darvish for Derek Holland?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers manager Ron Washington left himself wide open to second-guessing with his questionable strategy in the seventh inning. Washington opted to take the ball from ace Yu Darvish with two outs and a man on second base in a one...

    Blog | October 06, 2012
  5. Rangers flush AL West collapse, focus on 'fun part of year'

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Collapse? What collapse? Allowing the Oakland A's to make a historic rally for the American League West title is a distant memory for the Rangers. Well, that's their story and they're sticking to it in the hours before a one-an...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  6. Sizzling Mitch Moreland left out again

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- With all due respect to Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz, the hottest hitter in the Texas Rangers' lineup isn't a household name. It's a dude who bats at the bottom of the order and doesn't face lefties, as long as his manager can...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  7. What's up with Elvis Andrus bunting so much?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Elvis Andrus took advantage of his opportunity to swing away in a clutch at-bat. Josh Hamilton's walk-off homer will dominate the highlights and discussion of the Rangers' 13th-inning rally, but Andrus' RBI double to the left-c...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  8. Derek Holland (hair)cuts to the chase

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers' clubhouse erupted in a roar after Derek Holland's entrance. And that was before what was arguably his best start of the season Friday night. Holland's teammates were ecstatic to see that he got rid of the s...

    Blog | May 26, 2012
  9. Boomstick blows up: Nelson Cruz's 8-RBI night

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - It's a once-in-a-lifetime type of night for most ballplayers, if they're lucky. Nelson Cruz has done it twice now, a testament to his tremendous talent. That doesn't make the second eight-RBI game in Cruz's career -- and sixth i...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  10. Buzz: Rangers ready to roll again?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - There's no reason to dance around the fact that the Texas Rangers are mired in a relatively long stretch of mediocrity. What else can you call a 15-16 run after the 12-2 start? Manager Ron Washington acknowledges that the Ran...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  11. Lineups: Mike Napoli (sick) is scratched

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Mike Napoli was scratched from Friday's lineup because of what the team hopes is a 24-hour bug. "He tried to move around and do something, but it's not necessary for me to run him out there," manager Ron Washington said. "We'll...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  12. Neftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers wants to remain in rotation

    Tim MacMahon

    Neftali Feliz hopes to remain in the Texas Rangers' starting rotation when he returns from the disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2012
  13. Wash on Michael Young: Obvious he's not himself

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The day off didn't do Michael Young any good. His slump -- a word he hates but that accurately describes the funk he's been in for the past month -- kept going strong. Young is 18-for-98 (.184) over the past 23 games after an 0...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  14. Two HRs don't earn Mitch Moreland AB vs. LHP

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Rangers manager Ron Washington didn't hesitate for a second before pinch-hitting for Mitch Moreland. Didn't second-guess it after the fact, either. "Not at all," Washington said after the Rangers wrapped up their disappointing h...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  15. Buzz: Joe Nathan firing in mid-90s, feeling good

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Any more questions about whether 37-year-old closer Joe Nathan can regain his pre-Tommy John surgery form? Nathan was absolutely filthy during his Wednesday night save against the A's. He fanned all three batters that he faced, ...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  16. Wash's Wisdom: Resting two regulars?

    Tim MacMahon

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Don't hold your breath waiting for Ron Washington to express regret for resting two regulars in each loss to the Royals. Washington certainly didn't second-guess himself after keeping Ian Kinsler and Mike Napoli out of the lineu...

    Blog | May 16, 2012