Wash Sticks with Mitch Moreland vs. Lefty

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Wash Sticks with Mitch Moreland vs. Lefty
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- When it came down to it Wednesday afternoon, Rangers manager Ron Washington stuck by his everyday first baseman, Mitch Moreland. Nine games into the season, why wouldn't he? Washington has managed like this since he arrived in Arlington in 2007. He sticks by his guys. With the bases loaded and one out in the sixth inning and Lance Berkman available to pinch hit, Washington stayed with Moreland against Rays left-handed reliever Cesar Ramos, even though his first baseman had struck out twice against lefty Matt Moore.

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