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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Derek Holland of Texas Rangers pitches simulated game

    Randy Jennings

    Rangers left-hander Derek Holland went to the Globe Life Park mound for a live batting practice session four hours in advance of Saturday's 3:05 start against Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2014
  8. Extra bases: Tepesch delivers in win

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Four extra days of rest certainly agreed with Nick Tepesch. The 25-year-old right-hander ended his personal month-long winless streak as well as the Texas Rangers' eight-game slide with a dominant performance in Friday's 5-4 w...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  9. Beltre makes sure Rangers hold on

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Adrian Beltre's sacrifice fly in the eighth inning looked ho-hum enough. A 4-0 Texas Rangers lead over the Minnesota Twins became 5-0, making the add-on run more than likely just a matter of bookkeeping. "But you learn to n...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  10. Extra Bases: Identity eludes these Rangers

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington said his team has yet to establish its identity in 2014. "There's been too many moving pieces," the Texas Rangers manager said, referring to the onslaught of injuries that have sidelined so many key performers. ...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  11. Extra bases: Martinez keeps getting results

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The first victory remains elusive, but Texas Rangers rookie right-hander Nick Martinez continues to impress. With the starting rotation in a state of flux because of injury, Martinez is making a very strong push to challenge f...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  12. Ex-battery mate Pierzynski's hit stings Ross

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A season ago, A.J. Pierzynski was calling pitches for Robbie Ross with the Texas Rangers. In a cruel twist, Pierzynski on Sunday came up with the most damaging blow to the left-hander in the Boston Red Sox's 5-2 victory over t...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  13. Slumping Perez vows to keep working

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Only 17 days ago, Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez sported a 4-0 record, a 1.42 ERA and was coming off back-to-back complete-game shutouts. Three starts later, following Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Perez's ...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  14. Wash wanted to rib Ortiz over 'second hit'

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ron Washington hoped to give David Ortiz a dose of ribbing during batting practice before tonight's contest with the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park. The Texas Rangers manager was informed that Ortiz, the Red Sox designated...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  15. No-hitter missed, Yu Darvish stays positive

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish came so close to a no-hitter for the second time in his American baseball career. Just like in Houston a year ago, a base hit with two out in the ninth inning spoiled a slice of history for the ace Friday night in a...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  16. Matt Harrison's victory worth the wait

    Randy Jennings

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- In typical low-key fashion, Matt Harrison celebrated his first major league victory in 19 months by praising the play of those around him. After the Texas Rangers' 5-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday night at Glob...

    Blog | May 08, 2014