Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.

Adrian Beltre

Delino DeShields proved his worth in Rangers' win over Rockies

DENVER A master of advanced baseball analytics, Rangers manager Jeff Banister likes to cite a remarkably simple statistic for why Delino DeShields has wrested the starting center field job from Leonys Martin. Simply put: The Rangers score more runs with DeShields atop the lineup than they did with Martin. "He has forced the change by his play," Banister said. "What he's meant to our offense kind of speaks for itself." If not, there was Wednesday 10-8 win over Colorado that was more about survival than anything else. That spoke volumes, too. The Rangers took an early lead, thanks to a rally started by DeShields. When Colorado cut it to one, DeShields created...