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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 in with three RBI. Matt Garza wasn’t sharp allowing five earned runs on eight hits. He did however strike out eight on route to his third win as a Ranger. Texas has won 16 of 20 and have a half game lead on Oakland in the AL West after Brandon Moss walked off in the 9th for the A’s.
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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...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas starter Alexi Ogando is back in an all too familiar spot for the Rangers the disabled list.
Texas put the right-hander on the DL for the third time this season Tuesday, clearing a roster spot for Tuesday starter Travis Blackley. To make room for Blackley on the 40-man roster, the Rangers recalled Matt West and put him on the 60-day DL.
Ogando (5-4) missed...
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...
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...
Detroit’s Max Scherzer is the favorite, but should he stumble Yu Darvish is ready to surge ahead for pitching’s top honor—the Cy Young Award.
When your pitcher ‘only’ strikes out seven in a game and it’s a disappointment either your nuts or you have someone special on your hands. For the Texas Ranger and pitcher Yu Darvish it is definitely the...
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...
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.