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I think the Rangers are allergic to sweeping. Or maybe they just want to lull the rest of the league into submission. I don’t know, but I’d like to see more sweeps. Sweeps are fun. But apparently my boys don’t enjoy them. Scott Feldman spoiled the one of Minnesota on Sunday, and Matt Harrison did the damage in tonight’s game against the Rays.
It really just wasn’t Matty’s night. Six runs in the first two innings. He settled down a bit after that, but it didn’t really matter. Six runs is a lot to overcome. In the end, Harrison lasted 5.1 innings, giving up seven runs on 12 hits.
Home runs from Mitch Moreland and Josh Hamilton were enjoyable, but on the whole, there wasn’t much offense to speak of. The Rangers scored four times on nine hits. It was a pretty quiet game for the bats. Other than those two big hits, of course. But unless the bases are loaded, two home runs will not overcome a six-run defecit.
On to Cleveland.
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Roy Oswalt says he has known for several weeks that he cleared waivers, a move that would allow the Texas Rangers to trade the veteran right-hander to any team.
Oswalt said Tuesday he didn't know much about the process and has been given no indication if he would be dealt to another team.
Since joining Texas on June 23, Oswalt is 4-2 with a 5.94 ERA in 11 games. He is no longer...
Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones, who so reminds us of Phoebe from friends, had to resort to spraying Texas Rangers right fielder Nelson Cruz with a bottle of water after he disrupted her work.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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I’m not sure there was anyone at the Ballpark in Arlington on Monday night who wanted a win more than this guy. This Rangers fan was hooting and hollering to the point where both the people next to them were full of embarrassment during the 9th inning of Texas’ 6-5 win over the Rays. I was trying to figure out if this guy was so emotional...
Mitch Moreland is more than just a hot hitter. The Texas first baseman, who is flirting with a .300 average thanks to a hot August, is also impressing the Rangers with improved defense. Moreland provided half of the Rangers' offense in an 8-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday with a two-run homer -- his third homer in the last eight games -- one night after he preserved...
There are many people you meet in life that wear their emotions on their sleeves and it appears that one Texas Rangers fan caught by television got a little emotional near the end of Tuesday night's victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Watch as this fan starts screaming for the final out and has a little bit of an emotional moment on live television:
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All season, the Texas Rangers' bullpen has been an extreme asset for the club. The team is taking every precaution to insure that advantage exists deep into the playoffs. By adding pitchers, giving others extended rest and by being judicious with everybody's usage, the Rangers enter their series with the Cleveland Indians on Friday with just 105 relief innings since the...
Ever wonder what the world would have been like if someone had a made a clone of legendary Cubs broadcaster Harry Caray?
The guys over at the MLB Fan Cave made that dream come true with the help of Rangers pitchers Derek Holland and Ryan Dempster:
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings for the Texas Rangers to win a 1-0 pitchers' duel against James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Ian Kinsler homered to give Texas enough against the suddenly sliding Rays, who have lost four in a row, had runners on base in each of the first five innings against Darvish (13-9) and still couldn...
Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings for the Texas Rangers to win a 1-0 pitchers' duel against James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
Ian Kinsler homered to give Texas enough against the suddenly sliding Rays, who have lost four in a row, had runners on base in each of the first five innings against Darvish (13-9) and still couldn't score. It was their...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Evan Longoria homered twice, Tampa Bay roughed up Matt Harrison and the Rays beat the Texas Rangers 8-4 Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak. After dropping the last two against the AL-West leading Rangers by one run, the Rays avoided the three-game sweep. Harrison (15-8) allowed seven runs and 12 hits in 5 1-3 innings. He took a no-hitter...
ARLINGTON, Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt told local reporters Tuesday he's been aware he had cleared waivers for several weeks.
Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com reported earlier in the day that Oswalt cleared waivers and suggested the Dodgers as a potential trade partner.
Oswalt did not express desire to be traded, but he's made no secret that he is not happy being in...
The Texas Rangers are coming off a much-needed day off.
Facing the rested AL West leaders is the last thing the Cleveland Indians need.
The Rangers' Ryan Dempster looks for a third straight impressive start Friday night as he tries to extend the Indians' longest home losing streak of 2012.
Coming off a 7-3 stretch in Arlington, Texas (77-53) begins its 10-game trip with...
It’s widely known that the Los Angeles Dodgers are searching for more starting pitching. According to Jon Heyman there’s one pitcher that the team isn’t that high on and that’s Roy Oswalt. A couple months ago Oswalt was someone that was highly sought after unfortunately that changed once he started to pitch.
@JonHeymanCBS: #dodgers person didnt seem that enthused about...