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By: Carrie Whitmore – Follow on Twitter @CarrieWhitmore
Brian Scott emerged with the pole position for Friday night’s Virginia 529 College Savings 250 after having a lap speed of 124.327 mph at Richmond International Raceway in Richmond, Virginia.
Scott’s first Coors Light Pole of the season was the second of his career and his first at Richmond. Scott will start first in the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet in Friday night’s 250 lap race. It’s the 1,000th event in the history of the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
Sprint Cup Series regular Matt Kenseth will share the front row with Scott in Friday night’s race (7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN) after turning the second fastest lap at 124.292 mph in Friday afternoon qualifying in the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. Scott’s RCR teammate, Austin Dillon, was the third fastest at 124.218 mph.
Sprint Cup Series regular Brad Keselowski was the fourth fastest and his Penske Racing teammate, and series points...
BEST OF MAXIM
Suspended star outfielder Nelson Cruz is expected to report to the Rangers' Instructional League sometime next week suggesting there's a decent chance he could be back playing for them come playoff time though a spot isn't guaranteed to him.
However Cruz's chances to remain with the Rangers long-term seem somewhat iffier with the revelation that a Cruz offer presented...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas starter Matt Harrison, who had surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome on his left shoulder in 2009, is scheduled to have the same procedure for his right shoulder Monday.
Harrison made just two starts this year for the Rangers because of back problems that led to a pair of surgeries.
He said he started having some TOS symptoms on his right side about 2 months...
The Texas Rangers fell to the Oakland Athletics Monday in an important game one of a three game series. This was a painstaking loss as Texas gave up sole possession of first place in the AL West and now shares that position with Oakland. There is no reason, at this point, to lose faith in the Rangers. This is just one game in an otherwise very successful winning streak. However,...
The Texas Rangers are currently .5 games up on the Oakland Athletics in the AL West. Having just lost a series in Oakland, the Rangers only have one more series against the A’s in the regular season. The last series will be in Arlington so home field advantage will hopefully play a big factor.
The A’s are really not a very good baseball team. I have compiled an easy list of goals...
Elvis Andrus attempted to talk his way back into the Texas Rangers' starting lineup yesterday, but manager Ron Washington was having non of it. The skipper elected to give Andrus another day off which, combined with today's off-day, he's hoping allows the shortstop return at close to 100 percent, according to T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com.
After missing the past several...
Major League Baseball has lost one of its greats. On September 3rd, 2013, from his home country of the Dominican Republic, 16 year MLB veteran Vladimir Guerrero has announced his retirement from the majors.
The 38 year old Guerrero, a native of the town Don Gregorio, Nizao, has stated that his retirement is due in part to a couple of injuries he has in his right knee, as well as...
The A's and Texas Rangers went their separate ways Wednesday afternoon in the wake of Oakland's 11-4 win at the Coliseum knowing that nothing has been decided.
The promised land of the postseason in the American League West is completely up for grabs as it was on April 1. The caveat is that the other three teams in the division are non-qualifiers.
Both the A's and Rangers...
After falling back a game behind the Rangers in the standings Tuesday night, the A’s whipped out their power bats Wednesday afternoon to put an exclamation point on regaining a tie for first place in the AL west.
Four home runs and another solid starting pitching effort lifted Oakland to their 80th victory of the season with an emphatic 11-4 win over division rival Texas.
The Texas Rangers began their weekend series with a lead in the AL West, a seven-game winning streak against the Los Angeles Angels and a spotless record against their former left-hander, C.J. Wilson.
After just one loss, it's all gone.
Mark Trumbo hit a three-run homer and Wilson pitched into the seventh inning of the Angels' 6-5 victory Friday night, knocking the Rangers...
The Texas Rangers know they have their work cut out for themselves if they want to wrestle the AL West title away from the defending division champion Oakland Athletics. And the Los Angeles Angels aren't making it any easier for them.
Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings, and the Angels parlayed three errors and another mammoth home run by Mark Trumbo into five early...
There is no defensive play more valuable than the strikeout. It can kill rallies, stymie runs and deflate an opposing team. This season, we've seen the emergence of two pitchers who through a combination of filthy “stuff” and intuitive pitch selection have established themselves as the true Kings of the K.
The Whirling Darvish
If you were to biologically engineer the perfect...
MONDAY, 9/6: Matt Garza vs. C.J. Wilson: Dream-killers
Matt Garza is slated to start an important series for the Halos against the Texas Rangers. Important for the Rangers, I should say. They're in a hot race with the Oakland A's for the division lead and I can guarantee they have no intention of settling for the wildcard spot after last years fiasco. This is...
I have given up hope that the Angels will finish the season in the bottom ten record-wise. So with that said; win all the games Angels. Win them all. Maybe cause a little bit of brouhaha to close out the season. Which would make it interesting to see the Rangers and A’s quiver a little bit with this all-of-a-sudden white-hot Angels team.
Please forgive my enthusiasm. But the Angels...