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Elvis Andrus had a game-ending two-run single in the 10th inning, and the Texas Rangers rallied from six runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday night.
The Rangers trailed 7-1 in the fifth and then 10-7 after the Angels scored three in the top of the 10th.
Albert Pujols connected twice for his second straight multihomer game. His second homer, a two-run shot in the 10th, was one of four long balls hit between the two teams in the last two innings. Texas' Ian Kinsler homered in the bottom of the ninth to tie it 7-all.
Chris Iannetta also homered in the 10th for the Angels, but Texas came right back.
Nelson Cruz homered, and Mitch Moreland singled off Jason Isringhausen (3-1) to bring the Rangers to 10-9. With the bases loaded, Andrus drove a single past third baseman Alberto Callaspo to set off a wild celebration for the Rangers.
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Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton, in a massive slump, told reporters that he attributes it to "being disobedient" to God and that "there's consequences" for doing so.
As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, the Rangers have summoned third base prospect Mike Olt from Double-A, and he’ll be joining the team in Texas in time for tonight’s game against the Angels. With Adrian Beltre manning the hot corner, though, third base is not in his immediate future, and the Rangers certainly aren’t calling Olt up to sit on the bench. Instead, his arrival...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton got back on track and helped the Texas Rangers' offense stay on a roll on Thursday night. Hamilton drove in four runs and the Rangers bailed out Ryan Dempster in his Texas debut in a 15-9 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton hit .177 in July, but had his second four-RBI game of the season. He has 10 RBIs in his past nine games. "...
Texas Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz needs Tommy John surgery to repair a tear in his right elbow and likely will be sidelined until next summer.
The two-time AL champion Rangers said Feliz will have surgery on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the AL West leaders acquired ace Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs.
Feliz was 3-1 with a 3.16 ERA in eight games, including seven starts. He has...
Good news for fans of the UConn Huskies and their baseball program. Branford, CT native and former Huskies third baseman Mike Olt has been called up to the big leagues by the Texas Rangers.
Here's the release from UConn:
ARLINGTON, Texas – In just over two years in the minors, former University of Connecticut third baseman Mike Olt has been called up to make his debut...
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The Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels.
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The 2002 World Series followed the same script as the ALDS and ALCS. We came up short in Game #1, losing a squeaker 4-3, and we responded with a win in Game #2. The prevailing view on the team was been there, done that. There is no reason to panic. To drive our point home, we came out swinging...
Earlier in the day we learned that the Texas Rangers had called up Branford, CT native and former UConn Huskies third baseman Mike Olt from Double-A.
Rangers manager Ron Washington wasted no time putting Olt in the Rangers lineup as he is batting eighth and playing first base. Well, Olt didn't have to wait long for his first MLB hit as he singled off of Los Angeles Angels of...
The Texas Rangers have acquired pitcher Ryan Dempster from the Chicago Cubs, beating out both the Dodgers and Yankees for the highly coveted starter.
The Rangers sent third baseman Christian Villanueva and RHP Kyle Hendricks to Cubs for Dempster. Both are at Class A.
The Rangers were talking to the Cubs about pitcher Matt Garza and Dempster to the end, trying to get one or the...
Albert Pujols hit two home runs and Jered Weaver won his eighth straight start, leading the Los Angeles Angels over the Texas Rangers 6-2 Tuesday night.
Mike Trout also homered as Los Angeles beat the AL West leaders for the second straight day. The charging Angels and Rangers have two games left in the series.
Weaver (14-1) gave up two runs and five hits in 6 1-3 innings. He became...
The Rays and Rangers have had discussions on a trade involving James Shields, major-league sources told FOXSports.com.
Shields is expendable because of Tampa Bay's pitching depth, while the Rangers would like to upgrade their rotation given injuries to Colby Lewis and Neftali Feliz and the poor performance of Roy Oswalt.
The two teams have met in the first round of the American...
Less than a month ago, after playing in the All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City, Mo., I asked former Connecticut infielder Mike Olt what he was hearing about a possible promotion in the Texas Rangers organization. There had been whispers that he might get called up to the big leagues from Double-A ball.
On the heels of Wednesday night's dramatic victory over the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers called up third baseman Mike Olt in an effort to bolster their bench. Lone Star Dugout compiles this season's coverage of the top prospect, including analysis of the move.
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