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Roy Oswalt grinds out win in debut

Wily veteran and new Ranger mixes pitches to keep batters guessing

Updated: June 23, 2012, 8:52 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It was clear Friday why Rangers CEO and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan likes Roy Oswalt so much.

He's a grinder. He attacks hitters. He doesn't mess around. At 34 years old, he doesn't have quite the stuff he did when he posted back-to-back 20-win seasons with the Houston Astros in 2004 and 2005, but the man still knows how to get through an opposing lineup. He knows how to keep his team in games and find a way to rack up innings to save the bullpen. And that's all the Rangers ...

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