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Derek Holland kept control. Mad about walks that cost him a win last weekend, Holland struck out eight with no bases on ball Thursday in the Texas Rangers’ 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Colby Lewis and his Texas teammates casually tossed a ball in left field, trying to avoid the tarp and any anxiety about being so close to the World Series championship.
In the words of Texas Ranger manager Ron Washington, “That’s the way baseball go.”
Nelson Cruz and the Texas Rangers are headed to their second straight World Series, finishing off the Detroit Tigers to become the American League’s first repeat champion in a decade.
Texas Rangers reliever Darren Oliver was surprised he even got to the ball. Chris Davis knew it was a nearly perfect bunt on which there was little chance of getting anybody out.
After their first World Series last year, the Texas Rangers are on quite a roll. They are pounding the baseball, even without a home run yet from AL MVP Josh Hamilton. They have already beaten the American League’s Cy Young winner and swept two teams.
Las Vegas has the Boston Red Sox winning the American League. ESPN’s analysts mostly have Boston, and none have the Rangers. What does this tell me?
ARLINGTON — The shiny championship rings of Texas players are still in boxes. There have been a lot of spiffy improvements to Rangers Ballpark, too, since their first World Series.
Neftali Feliz wants to start for the Texas Rangers after all and took a step in that direction Monday.
Neftali Feliz is starting to see what it will take to be a starter. The AL Rookie of the Year pitched two scoreless innings in his bid to become part of the Texas rotation, and a Rangers split squad beat the Cleveland Indians 11-9 Thursday.