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  1. Feliz scores first save since 2011 Series

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For Texas Rangers fans who remember how important a role Neftali Feliz played in getting the franchise to two World Series, Friday's 4-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics had a familiar ending. Needing three outs in the ninth ...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  2. Smolinski becomes 23rd Ranger on DL this year

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers put outfielder Jake Smolinski on the disabled list retroactive to July 22 to make room for the activation of tonight's starting pitcher, the well-traveled 32-year-old Jerome Williams. Smolinski suffered a bone...

    Blog | July 25, 2014
  3. Getting starters to pitch deeper a priority

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- High on the Texas Rangers' second-half agenda is getting starting pitchers to go deeper into games. Spot starter Scott Baker gave the Rangers only four innings in Sunday's 10-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. If one of the t...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  4. Beltre's attitude impresses Washington

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Manager Ron Washington says the No. 1 positive for the Texas Rangers so far is the way third baseman Adrian Beltre "continues to be a pro." Because, Washington said, when a team is struggling like the Rangers are right now --...

    Blog | July 13, 2014
  5. Mikolas can't limit damage in defeat

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers played some great defense behind Miles Mikolas. And that's a big reason why the 25-year-old right-hander wore a long face in the clubhouse after the Rangers' 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. "When guys a...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  6. Extra bases: More Rangers to bunt?

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers had a pre-batting practice bunting session Thursday, something skipper Ron Washington tries to schedule once every homestand. "It's a refresher," Washington said. "Especially with newer guys in the lineup." ...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  7. One mistake enough to doom Tepesch

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- From the 90 pitches Nick Tepesch delivered, he classified only one as a mistake. That miss turned into a 418-foot home run by Mike Trout in the fourth inning. And a run was all Los Angeles Angels pitcher Garrett Richards and th...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  8. Washington's message centers on commitment

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington gave a little more insight Friday to the clubhouse meeting he called after Thursday's 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. "Mainly, I want to see commitment," Washington said during his preg...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. Washington calls clubhouse meeting

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Following the Texas Rangers' 15-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday, manager Ron Washington held a rare clubhouse meeting. "I needed to remind them of some things," Washington said at his postgame news conference that...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  10. Infielder-turned-pitcher West newest pen addition

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- In an effort to bolster an overworked bullpen, the Rangers promoted 25-year-old right-handed reliever Matt West from Triple-A Round Rock. West will be available for tonight's game against the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Park ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. Lack of execution hurts Darvish, Rangers

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- No walks and eight strikeouts usually means a good night for Yu Darvish. So does seeing his team put up four runs for him in the first two innings. But the Texas Rangers' ace could not keep the Houston Astros -- a team that ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. Baker allows bullpen needed relief

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington values the contributions of long reliever Scott Baker. Not a glamorous role, for sure, because when the call goes out for Baker to get loose, it's a pretty good bet that things aren't going the Rangers' way. I...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  13. Rapid Reaction: Astros 12, Rangers 7

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers crept a little closer to the AL West basement after a 12-7 loss to the Houston Astros on Monday night before 31,010 at Globe Life Park. Fourth-place Texas (38-51) leads cellar-dwelling Houston (37-54) by only ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. Choice sent down as Rangers juggle roster

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Coming off a 1-6 road trip, the Rangers shook up their 25-man roster prior to Monday's game against the Astros at Globe Life Park. In the most notable move, outfielder Michael Choice, struggling with a .177 batting average, wa...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  15. Choice done in by sinkers in key situations

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For Michael Choice, a 24-year-old outfielder still feeling his way in the big leagues, the Texas Rangers' 3-2 loss Sunday to the Minnesota Twins will not appear on his individual highlight reel. In the field, the Texas-Arlingto...

    Blog | June 29, 2014
  16. Extra bases: Sardinas executes flawlessly

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- On a day when the Texas Rangers did many of the little things correctly, rookie infielder Luis Sardinas might have topped them all. Sardinas spent the better part of the afternoon on the bench, only to find himself pinch hittin...

    Blog | June 29, 2014