Texas Rangers: 2010 All-Star Game

Hambino tops Derby's anniversary list

July, 12, 2010
With the Home Run Derby celebrating its silver anniversary, ESPN.com writer Jayson Stark has compiled a list of the top 25 moments from the past 25 years. Not surprisingly, Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton's exploits at old Yankee Stadium in 2008 comes in at No. 1.

What's lost from that contest, in which Hamilton launched 28 homers in one round: He didn't win it. Justin Morneau did. But who cares? What Hamilton did that night will be remembered for a loooooong time.

But if you don't agree with the No. 1 ranking, you can cast your vote. Click here for the ballot to vote for your favorite moment.

Lineups: Hamilton cleanup, Guerrero fifth

July, 12, 2010
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- American League manager Joe Girardi announced his starting lineup Monday in Anaheim and Josh Hamilton will play center field and bat cleanup. Vladimir Guerrero will bat right behind Hamilton in fifth and is the DH.

This is Hamilton's third All-Star start. He batted third in 2008 (went 1-for-3) and sixth in 2009 (1-for-3 with an RBI). Guerrero's last start in the All-Star Game was 2007. He batted fifth and was 0-for-3.

AL Lineup:

RF Ichiro Suzuki

SS Derek Jeter

1B Miguel Cabrera

CF Josh Hamilton

DH Vladimir Guerrero

3B Evan Longoria

C Joe Mauer

2B Robinson Cano

LF Carl Crawford

NL Lineup

SS Hanley Ramirez

2B Martin Prado

1B Albert Pujols

DH Ryan Howard

3B David Wright

LF Ryan Braun

CF Andre Ethier

RF Corey Hart

C Yadier Molina

Guerrero, Hamilton among 5 All-Stars

July, 4, 2010

When a team is winning, recognition follows. Five players from the first-place Rangers were named to the American League All-Star team on Sunday. And there is a chance for a sixth.

The Rangers' dynamic duo of outfielder Josh Hamilton and designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero were voted by fans into the starting lineup.

Rookie closer Neftali Feliz, who is 22 of 24 in save chances, was named to the pitching staff, which is selected by players and managers.

Double-play combination Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler made the team as reserves through player voting. Kinsler is a replacement for injured Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The Yankees' Robinson Cano is the starter at second base.

Third baseman Michael Young is part of the final vote by fans for the last spot (vote here). He is up against a formidable set of candidates in Chicago's Paul Konerko, Boston's Kevin Youkilis, New York's Nick Swisher and Minnesota's Delmon Young.

The All-Star Game will be played July 13 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Guerrero's old stomping grounds.

After an amazing June surge, Hamilton is hitting .340 with 19 home runs and 59 RBIs on the season, putting him in the top five of each AL triple crown category. He hit .454 with nine homers and 31 RBIs in June.

Hamilton also had a June surge in the voting, as he surpassed Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki for the top spot among outfielders to claim his third consecutive All-Star berth.

Guerrero has a major league-leading 70 RBIs to go with a .331 average and 18 home runs. This is his ninth selection to the All-Star team, the sixth time as a starter.



Yu Darvish
10 3.06 182 144
BAA. Beltre .326
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 67
RA. Beltre 66
OPSA. Beltre .879
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182