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World Series Preview: Texas Rangers vs. St. Louis Cardinals

It’s almost here, and this year, things will be different. The Rangers are going to win the World Series. It’s a bold prediction, I know. But after looking at the stats, re-watching some of the games (Rangers via my DVR, St. Louis thanks to the MLB Network), and trying, yet failing, to put my bias aside, I have come to ... Read More »

The Rangers are One Win from the World Series

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My little sports heart is going to need a cigarette and three months off (aka the Cowboys’ season) after this Rangers playoff run is over. Last night’s game was just another episode of the Nelson Cruz show, running concurrent with the Mike Napoli show. Those two guys both made huge plays that are getting overlooked because of their 11th inning ... Read More »

Rangers Win in Grand Fashion

I think it’s safe to say Nelson Cruz is out of his slump. With two home runs in Monday afternoon/night’s game, including the first walk-off grand slam in MLB postseason history, Cruz is now 4 for 7 with three home runs and six RBIs in the ALCS. This is after he hit just 1 for 15 in the ALDS, and ... Read More »

Rangers, Beltre, Deliver Knockout Blow to Rays

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It’s only been done¬† six (now seven) times in the history of baseball, twice by Babe Ruth (1946, 1948. Both times in game 4 of the World Series). The others: Bob Robertson (Game 2, NLCS, 1971), Reggie Jackson (Game 6, World Series, 1977), George Brett (Game 3, ALCS, 1978), Adam Kennedy (Game 5, ALCS, 2002). Now, we add Adrian Beltre ... Read More »

Texas Rangers Playoff Preview: ALDS vs. Tampa Bay Rays

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If Wednesday night didn’t make you a baseball fan, you’re probably a lost cause. It was, without a doubt, the most incredible night in baseball history. Going into the day, both the American and National Leagues had ties atop the Wild Card Race. Boston and Tampa Bay in the American League, and Atlanta and St. Louis in the National League. ... Read More »

Rangers Expand lead to 3.5 Games, Magic Number is 10

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With 13 days left in the regular season, the Rangers’ lead over the Angels in the West is three and a half games. A sweep over the Cleveland Indians, coupled with an Angels off day and a loss has helped the Rangers create a little separation in what’s been an intense race for the last several weeks. There are several ... Read More »

Rangers extend lead over Angels, Must Keep Winning

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After a 5-1 loss on Monday to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Rangers division lead dropped to 2.5 games over the Angels. However they extended that lead back to 3.5 Tuesday night, thanks in part to C.J. Wilson’s first ever complete game shutout. The lefty did his best Cliff Lee impression, allowing only five hits and striking out six. Wilson ... Read More »

Rangers Win Series Over Angels, Maintain Control of the West

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It was a big, big weekend for Rangers’ baseball. After dropping three out of four games to the Boston Red Sox, the Rangers’ lead over the Angels dropped to two games. With the Angels coming to town for a three game series, rediscovering winning ways was imperative for Texas. They did just that, winning two out of three, adding insult ... Read More »

Rangers Control Their Destiny

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A 4-0 win tonight over the Boston Red Sox has given the Rangers control of their season. It looked like Texas would run away with the division in this last week or so when the Rangers took a seven game lead over the Angels, but losing the series finale along with two out of three to the Chicago White Sox ... Read More »

Rangers Making Comebacks a Habit

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This was supposed to be a pitchers duel between young talents Alexi Ogando and Michael Pineda, who are a combined 20-12 on the year. Instead, the Rangers won a hitters game 7-6. The win, Texas’ third in a row,¬† gives them their longest winning streak since the 12-game streak that spanned from July 4th to the 19th. And again, they ... Read More »