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Yoenis Cespedes and Brandon Moss hit consecutive home runs in the third inning, A.J. Griffin matched his season high with eight strikeouts and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Monday night.
It was Texas' first trip to Oakland since being swept in the final three games of the 2012 regular season and coughing up the AL West title to the surprising A's.
Griffin (4-3) didn't walk a batter for the first time this season, earning his second victory in six outings since the right-hander won back-to-back appearances to start the year.
Mitch Moreland homered to give the Rangers the lead in the second, then Eric Sogard and John Jaso hit RBI singles for the A's in the bottom half.
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Josh Reddick, the man with the beard, has still not picked up a bat since suffering a right wrist sprain earlier this month. He is hoping to be able to start swinging soon, but the injury is not healing as quickly as the Oakland Athletics' outfielder would like. And if things don't start to progress, surgery is still an option.
Jane Lee of MLB.com says Reddick hopes...
Josh Reddick has been on the 15-day DL since last Wednesday. And while he’s hopeful his right wrist will be ready by the time he’s first eligible to return to the active roster, the outfielder isn’t totally ruling out surgery as a potential outcome.
Per Steve Corkran:
“I’m not going to say, ‘OK, I need surgery,’ but I’m also not going to rule that out,” Reddick...
Adrian Beltre smacked a 10th inning home for the Texas Rangers against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night. After returning to the dugout, Beltre was greeted with pats on the head by teammates, something he apparently despises.
Here are a few more Beltre head rub GIFs courtesy of bosoxgifs. [Reddit]
Just when it looked like Colby Lewis was nearing his return to the Texas Rangers' 25-man roster, he suffered a setback. The injured pitcher has been in the process of rehabbing from flexor tendon surgery he had last season. He had moved on to the minor league rehab assignment phase of his recovery, but a setback yesterday has now forced the Rangers to pull him from that...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night. Joe Nathan gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th but escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to snap Texas' four-game losing streak to Oakland. Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch...
ARLINGTON, Tex. - After spending his entire Major League career in the National League, former Clemson slugger Jeff Baker got his first taste of the American League last season when the Chicago Cubs traded him to Detroit.
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Jed Lowrie – SS, Oakland Athletics
Lowrie made his big-league debut with the Red Sox in 2008...
There’s no better word to describe how the Rangers looked tonight in Oakland. It’s like they didn’t want to be there. And who can blame them? With banjo music in the 6th inning, who would want to be there?
Justin Grimm would probably like to forget the entire month of May. His ERA has inflated from 1.59 to 4.28 in his three May starts. The Athletics roughed him...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Adrian Beltre's three-run homer was one of his four hits, and David Murphy and Leonys Martin also homered as the Texas Rangers completed a three-game sweep by romping past the Houston Astros 12-7 on Sunday.
The Rangers set a season high for runs, and did it quickly. Martin led off the fifth with a home run and Beltre connected later in the inning for a 12-1 lead...
So, Yu Darvish is off to a pretty good start to 2013. Through eight starts this season, the Ranger’s right-hander currently sports the following statistics: GS K% BB% HR/FB ERA- FIP- SwgStr% 8 39.0% 8.8% 13.9% 62 56 15.7% Darvish currently ranks first (or tied for first) among qualified starters in K% and SwgStr%, and he has posted the 6th best adjusted FIP in the league...