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The Pirates go for a sweep of the Diamondbacks Wednesday, the Rangers shoot for a sweep of the Rays and the Giants go for the sweep of the Rockies, while the Reds and Cardinals, Phillies and Mets, and Brewers and Cubs play rubber matches.
Here's a quick look at some of what's happening in baseball over the next couple of days, with some MLB betting odds for contemplation.
Texas (6-2) has taken the first two games of its series with Tampa (3-5) in Arlington by scores of 5-4 and 6-1. For Wednesday's game (2 pm ET) the Rangers with lefty Derek Holland were early -125 favorites over the Rays with lefty Matt Moore.
Defending World Series champion San Francisco has won the first two games of its series at home with Colorado by scores of 4-2 and 9-6. So the Giants have now beaten the Rockies 24 of the last 30 times the teams have met.
For Wednesday's series finale San Fran (5-3) with lefty Barry Zito was an early -135 favorite over the Rocks (5-3) with lefty Jeff Francis.
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Texas Rangers DH Lance Berkman isn't too thrilled about the Rangers' series with the Cubs in Chicago this week. In fact, Berkman not only hates Wrigley, but he hates Chicago as a whole, too. “If they’re looking for a guy to push the button when they blow the place up, I’ll do it,” he said. [...] "Chicago’s one of the worst places in baseball … really for...
Rangers veteran Lance Berkman went on a bizarre rant against nearly every baseball purist’s version of baseball heaven–Wrigley Field.
What exactly is Berkman’s beef with the stadium is a bit of a mystery, but it’s clear he’s got something against the place. As reported by Yahoo Sports when reporters asked the long time former Astro what it meant to play in Wrigley...
Jurickson Profar has been chosen by many baseball analysts to be the breakout rookie in the American League this season. The middle infielder had a chance to make the Texas Rangers major league roster straight out of Spring Training; after posting a .216/.322/.275 line in 51 Cactus League at-bats, the organization felt it was best for the 20-year-old to get a little more seasoning...
Lance Berkman doesn't like to bite his tongue and many enjoy that aspect of the opinionated Texas Rangers designated hitter. However, many can easily become annoyed by Berkman's words.
After reading Berkman's comments from Monday, it's unlikely that he's going to win over any Chicago Cubs fans.
The Rangers begin a three-game series against the Cubs at Wrigley...
The Rangers begin a series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday and DH Lance Berkman didn't mince words when providing his thoughts on the stadium.
Yu Darvish does not appear to be suffering from any sort of sophomore jinx or slump of any kind. Through three games he has 28 Ks, a 2.75 ERA, and came within an out of a perfect game. Not bad; not bad at all.
With the team minus its firepower this year with Hamilton gone to La-La land (okay, so maybe it really left about half way through last season) the focus is going to be...
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Okay, there are a ton of questions related to this GIF, but we’ll try to break it down. We’re not sure if it passes the sniff test. Nelson Cruz broke his bat in the sixth inning of Saturday night’s Rangers-Mariners game, according to GoldAndOrSmith.com. The top half of the bat wound up back in the Rangers’ dugout, the bat was passed to Yu Darvish, and for some reason, he...
Wrigley Field may be one of the most historic ballparks in North America, but Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman hardly cares for the nostalgia. The Rangers are beginning a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, and Berkman has made it clear that he is not looking forward to the visit.
“If they’re looking for a guy to push the button when they blow...
Texas Rangers designated hitter Lance Berkman spent parts of 12 seasons as a member of the Houston Astros, as well as two seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals so the veteran has had abundant experience playing baseball against the Chicago Cubs in the historic environs that is Wrigley Field. With the Rangers paying a visit to the legendary venue for the first time since 2002 for a...
Powered by a strong outing from starting pitcher Josh Lindblom, the Triple-A Round Rock Express earned a 2-1 victory at New Orleans on Sunday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
SEATTLE (AP) -- Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre each had two-out, RBI singles in the eighth inning to lift the Texas Rangers to a 3-1 win against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night.
Joe Ortiz (2-0) pitched two innings for his second win in three days. Ortiz also earned the win Thursday in the opener of the four-game series. Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth for his fourth save...
MLB News: Jeff Beliveau was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday for cash considerations. He was then optioned to Tripla-A Durham.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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The Double-A Frisco RoughRiders' bats busted out for 10 runs on Monday evening, getting home runs from catcher Zach Zaneski and centerfielder Jared Hoying. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
The Texas Rangers are getting excellent production from their pitchers.
That's certainly not the case at the plate, and they may be without their leading hitter for the next few games.
With Lance Berkman expected to be relegated to the bench during interleague play, the Rangers open a three-game series Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs.
Texas (8-5) reached the postseason...
Here are how the teams stacked up in 2012. Respective league ranks in parentheses.
The Rangers are a great team. They lost a few key players from last year's team, most notably...