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The Texas Rangers have been doing just fine despite Matt Garza's struggles and Nelson Cruz's suspension.
They could use a few good starts from the former, however, to set up a potential return for the latter in the postseason.
Texas will seek to ride Garza to its 23rd win in 30 games Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins.
The Rangers (78-56) have generally looked fine without Cruz, who is second on the team with 27 home runs and 76 RBI. They've averaged 6.2 runs in going 16-6 since Cruz was suspended for 50 games due to his connection to the Biogenesis scandal.
He is eligible to come back for the postseason, and Texas could have used him Friday as the Twins (58-75) shut the Rangers out over the final five innings to pick up a come-from-behind 3-2 victory.
The Rangers have been held to 13 runs in their last nine losses and have won 20 straight when they score at least four runs.
Even on a night when their offense wasn't in sync, the Rangers received good ne...
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ARLINGTON, Texas The need for a left-handed pitcher prompted the Texas Rangers to recall Joseph Ortiz from Triple A Round Rock Friday.
To make room for Ortiz the Rangers sent Ross Wolf to Triple A. The club will recall Wolf after Round Rock ends its season Monday.
The Minnesota Twins have five left-handed hitters and started four against the Rangers Friday.
Ortiz was 2-1 with...
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus exited last night’s
game with tightness in his lower back, and the ailment was enough to keep him
out of today’s lineup. Manager Ron Washington told reporters – including Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com – that he decided to give Andrus today’s game off in
hopes that the shortstop can return for Monday’s opener against the Oakland...
Shortstop Elvis Andrus has left the Texas Rangers' game against the Minnesota Twins due to lower back tightness.
Andrus, who was the designated hitter in Saturday night's lineup, singled with one out in the first against Mike Pelfrey. Ian Kinsler followed with another single, and Andrus grimaced as he rounded second base and slowed down as he pulled up at third.
Yu Darvish doesn’t care if people consider him an “ace” or not. All he cares about is striking batters out.
Darvish leads the American League in strikeouts, and she showed why with his arsenal of pitches in Fridays game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brew Crew third baseman Trevor Plouffe got his second look of the game against Darvish in the top of the fifth inning, and Darvish...
It took Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks 18 big league starts to get his first career win. He needed seven more starts to get win No. 2.
To do it, all he had to do was outduel Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish.
Hendriks allowed two runs (one earned) through six innings, and the Twins broke up Darvish's no-hitter in the seventh inning to score three runs and give Hendriks the win...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish's latest no-hit bid got broken up in a big way when Chris Herrmann hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Justin Morneau followed with a home run that sent the Minnesota Twins over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak on a night when it looked as if the strikeout-prone Twins had no chance...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Leonys Martin hit a game-winning bases-loaded single with two out in the ninth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday night.
Alex Rios doubled with one out against losing pitcher Caleb Thielbar (2-2).
Two walks and one out later, Martin sent a ground ball past Brian Duensing, the Twins' third pitcher of the...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been having on heck of a season. The Japanese phenom is certainly shaping up to be one of the best in the game, and proved that once again with an 11 strikeout performance (his fifth start in his last seven with 11+ strikeouts) against the Minnesota Twins Friday night.
With stuff like this it comes as no surprise that batters are baffled when...
While the Rangers are prepared to welcome Nelson Cruz back for the playoffs after his completes his 50-game suspension for his involvement with Biogenesis the Tigers aren’t ready to say the same for Jhonny Peralta.
According to Chris Iott of MLive.com Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski responded to inquiries on Peralta’s status yesterday by saying via email that no decision has been made.