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Ian Kinsler and the Texas Rangers, 2013


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Ian Kinsler is the Straw that Stirs the Rangers

(By Todd Wills)

The straw that stirs the drink.

That's the phrase that manager Ron Washington has used repeatedly in the past week when asked about Ian Kinsler's return to the Rangers' lineup after missing 25 games with a rib cage injury.


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Coming into this game, Holland was 0-5 with an 8.85 E.R.A. against the Yankees in his career. His career W.H.I.P. against them was 1.866.

Today, he was throwing 96 M.P.H. in the 9th (and final) inning.


IP:. 9 O(Complete Game Shutout)

H:o 2

R:O 0

BB: 2

SO: 7

Pitches: 92 (63 Strikes, 29 Balls)

2013 ERA: 3.14

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