Rangers stood ground through injuries

Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler have been missed, but AL West lead still comfortable

Updated: August 30, 2010, 2:49 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington knew more adversity was coming his team's way after the All-Star break.

Just before the club scattered for the four-day break that ends the unofficial first half of the season, Washington predicted his team would suffer some injuries and its mental fortitude would be tested.

"I knew how we handle that would decide how competitive we could be down the stretch and if we could be in position to win the division," Washington said. ...

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