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ARLINGTON, Texas - There's no questioning Texas starter Matt Garza's intensity.
Garza's the guy who ripped Eric Sogard's wife on Twitter after her husband bunted on him in Oakland. He's the guy who slammed his glove on the bench in the dugout when he exited Monday night's game a 16-5 Texas win.
But maybe Garza doesn't get enough credit for his sense of humor, which was on display Tuesday.
The Rangers did their official team photo and Garza got the best of team funnyman Derek Holland by bunny-earing him for the team photo. Good news for Holland is that another photo was taken. Bad news is that the photobomb will be the one that's remembered.
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AJ Pierzynski finished his night 4-for-5 with four RBI and two runs. The fantasy night really belongs to the Texas Rangers lineup once again. On Saturday they dropped 15 runs on the Mariners and last night they crushed the Astros 16-5. Leonys Martin had three hits, three runs and two RBI. Elvis Andrus scored three times, added a couple hits and stole two bases, and Ian Kinsler cashed...
Travis Blackley will start on Tuesday for the Texas Rangers.
The left-handed Blackley was acquired last week from the Houston Astros for cash considerations.
Texas will start Blackley in the place of Alexi Ogando who is dealing with inflammation in a nerve near his right shoulder.
Blackley appeared in 42 games this season and was 1-1 with a 4.89 ERA and 1.43 WHIP. This...
ARLINGTON, Texas Houston rookie Max Stassi will remember his first career RBI for all the wrong reasons.
Stassi, who was called up by Houston Tuesday, was sent to an area hospital Wednesday night after he was hit in the shoulder and face by a 96-mph fastball from Tanner Scheppers in the eighth inning.
Stassi was bleeding when he left the game and was scheduled to spend the night...
The Texas Rangers plan to purchase Travis Blackley's contract from Triple-A Round Rock for the left-hander to start Tuesday against the Houston Astros, the team that just traded him.
Texas, which acquired Blackley last week, will have to make another move before Tuesday's game to add Blackley to its 25-man roster.
Blackley will fill in for Alexi Ogando, who has an inflamed...
Texas Rangers' pitcher Alexi Ogando, who last pitched on August 13, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation around a nerve in his right shoulder.
As reported by T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com, Ogando was placed on the disabled list because it was determined by the Rangers that he would miss more than one start. He is eligible to come off the DL on August 29. ...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers are turning to a former Houston Astros pitcher against the Astros Tuesday night.
Left-hander Travis Blackley, who the Rangers acquired from Houston last week, will start for Texas Tuesday night.
The Rangers will make a roster move for Blackley Tuesday. He's pitched in just one game for Triple A Round Rock since being acquired, pitching three...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have put together the highest-scoring inning in the major leagues this season.
They scored 11 runs in the third against Houston on Monday night, their biggest inning since scoring 11 runs in the fifth inning against Tampa Bay on Sept. 26, 2009.
The last major league team to score as many runs in an inning was St. Louis on July 21, 2012...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers added some infield depth by signing infielder Brendan Harris to a minor-league deal.
The Rangers assigned Harris to Triple A Round Rock.
Texas is the third organization Harris has been with this season. He was on the Los Angeles Angels Opening Day roster before being designated for assignment in July. He signed a minor-league deal with the New...
It all starts with Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus.
When the top two batters are getting on base and wreaking havoc on the base paths the Texas Rangers are at their best offensively.
Look no further than Monday night when Martin and Andrus sparked the Rangers’ to the biggest inning in the big leagues this year — an 11-run third — en route to a 16-5 shellacking of the Houston...
Adrian Beltre just keeps chugging along for the Texas Rangers. He's making it look oh so easy, too.
Beltre doubled and scored in the second inning, and then hit a two-run homer in the sixth to power AL West-leading Texas to a 4-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
''This is what I'm supposed to be doing, right?'' Beltre said. ''I&...
No matter how quickly the right shoulder of Alexi Ogando heals the fifth spot in the Texas Rangers’ rotation will remain an uncertainty the rest of the season.
Travis Blackley got the first crack Tuesday at replacing Ogando who has hit the disabled list for a third time and the left-hander kept the game close against his former team the Houston Astros.
Being within striking distance...
Elvis Andrus had never stepped up to bat with a fifth infielder staring in at him. He still knew exactly what he wanted to do when it happened to him for the first time Wednesday night.
With the bases loaded and one out - and with Astros left fielder Chris Carter moved in to play first base - Andrus sent a ball soaring into left-center field for sacrifice fly that scored pinch runner...
ARLINGTON, Texas In a baseball game, "relief" usually refers to the bullpen. The Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and FOX Sports Southwest engaged in a different kind of relief Tuesday night.
While the Rangers and the Houston Astros battled on the field, the Rangers Foundation and Fox Sports Southwest raised 164,261 for victims of the devastating tornadoes that struck...
Leonys Martin and Elvis Andrus each scored three runs for Texas,
including twice each in an 11-run inning that was the biggest in
the majors this season, and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros
16-5 on Monday night.
Derek Holland reached deep into the file of Things That Should Never Happen in the seventh inning Wednesday night.
The left-hander opened the frame by allowing a single that grazed his forearm and then walked the next two batters all while nursing a two-run lead over the worst team in baseball.
Somehow the Texas Rangers emerged with the lead.
Then Tanner Scheppers dipped into...