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OAKLAND, Calif. -- Looking at the standings, you'd think the Oakland Athletics had no chance to beat the Texas Rangers, but that's why you play the games. Coco Crisp homered and hit a bases-clearing triple to lead the A's to a 7-1 blowout over the Rangers on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Athletics won three of four games in the series in dominating fashion. "We're going out there and trying our best," Crisp said. "I think everybody can sleep well tonight knowing they're trying their best and it's only going to improve. I like the direction that we're movingright now. We believe in ourselves that we can beat every single team out there. We've got to play well as a team and support our pitching." Japanese sensation Yu Darvish had the worst outing of his young career in the Majors. Darvish went 5 1/3 innings, allowing six hits, six runs and six walks in the loss. "Not only that but we didn't supply any...
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OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Texas Rangers have lost a second member of their Opening Day rotation due to injury as left-hander Derek Holland has been put on the disabled list with left shoulder fatigue.
The club has purchased the contract of right-hander Tanner Scheppers from Round Rock. To clear room on the 40-man roster, the club designated John Gaub for assignment.
Perhaps hoping to benefit from what little post-Moneyball afterglow remains, the Oakland Athletics announced that they will have former player, and key figure in the Moneyball book and movie, Scott Hatteberg replace long-time color commentator Ray Fosse on TV broadcasts for a 20-game stretch starting June 15th.
You're not going to believe this, but the player who famously was...
Yu Darvish's next start has been pushed back two days by the Texas Rangers to give the Japanese right-hander extra rest.
Rangers manager Ron Washington said before Friday night's series opener at San Francisco that the decision had nothing to do with Darvish's last start. Instead, Washington said, he wanted to give Darvish the same kind of rest he has given other starters...
The Texas Rangers have placed left-hander Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a fatigued left shoulder.
Holland (5-4) has been dealing with a stomach virus that has caused him to lose 10-15 pounds over the past couple of weeks.
The move was made before the series finale Thursday in Oakland. It is retroactive to Wednesday, a day after Holland pitched 5 1-3 innings...
An MRI on the left shoulder of Texas Rangers starting pitcher Derek Holland showed no structural damage, the team said Friday. Team officials said they believe Holland's lack of shoulder strength is related to a stomach virus that ailed him last month, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Holland, who has lost 15 pounds, has been told by Dr. Keith Meister not to throw for...
Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the Oakland Athletics won their first series in more than a month, beating the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Thursday.
Crisp's big day at the plate helped Brandon McCarthy (5-3) win his fifth straight decision as the A's took three of four from the two-time defending AL champions...
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Rangers. They got thumped by both the Mariners (21-8) and Athletics (12-1) within the last week and are just 21-22 since an eight-game winning streak in the middle of April. Texas has already lost Neftali Feliz for an extended period of time due to an elbow sprain and today they lost another young hurler, southpaw Derek Holland with left shoulder...
This is the third post in my 2012 “Down on the Farm” series that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout America. (Prior articles, including the entire 2011 edition, can be accessed here.)
The Red River of the South flows for nearly 1,400 miles between the Texas Panhandle and the Mississippi River in central Louisiana, but is best known for separating the...
The Oakland A's had a busy day of transactions Wednesday, and they have yet another new first baseman. Brandon Moss became the fourth man to try to win the everyday spot when he was called up from Class AAA Sacramento before Oakland's 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers. He went 0-for-3 and he turned in a solid effort at first, just his second major league start at the position...
Well, it’s over. The no shutout streak.
For the first time this season, the Rangers were shut out tonight.
In Oakland of all places. By Bartolo Colon. Who hasn’t pitched a shutout since 2006.
Yeah, I don’t even know.
On a night when Colby Lewis not only didn’t give up any home runs, but also only gave up two runs total, it would have been nice if the offense could have...
The Texas Rangers selected Kansas prep right-handed pitcher Collin Wiles with the 53rd overall pick––their second selection of the supplemental first round––on Monday's first day of the 2012 MLB Draft. Lone Star Dugout sat down with the hurler for an in-depth interview.
It took 14 years, including a World Series, but the Texas Rangers finally figured out how to beat the Giants in San Francisco. The Rangers had lost 11 straight there, 13 including Games 1 and 2 off the 2010 World Series. All it took to end the streak was a shutout by Matt Harrison, the first handed the Giants in 2012. It was the Rangers' first win in San Francisco since June...
Coming off a stretch that saw the club lose 10 of 11 games, the Oakland A's were able to come back to the Coliseum and win a four-game set against the division leading Texas Rangers. Now they head back on the road again for the start of interleague play.