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Admittedly, I’ve been worried about Nelson Cruz this season. Some of that worry was for his bat, but most of it was for his glove. Today, he presented strong evidence that I need not worry about him just yet.
In the afternoon finale of the Oakland series, Cruz made a spectacular catch and hit a three-run home run. Cruz’ heroics helped Alexi Ogando secure his fourth win of the season and to ensure the Rangers took the series. And thank goodness today’s game was far less dramatic and stressful than last night’s game.
The offense played a big role in that. Lance Berkman drove in two runs on a single in the 3rd. He had the bases loaded, so I naturally hoped for more, but I’ll take two. The Rangers really broke out the bats in the 5th, scoring four times. Three of those came in on Cruz’ aforementioned home run.
Ogando did plenty of work for himself, holding the Athletics hitless through five innings. Eric Sogard broke the streak, but he didn’t break Ogando. The Rangers’ starte
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have the best record in the American League despite dealing with a host of pitching injuries.
They added to that Thursday but putting right-handed starter Alexi Ogando on the 15-day disabled list with right biceps tendinitis. The club called up right-handed reliever Cory Burns from Round Rock to take Ogandos roster spot.
The club will make another...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers arent fans of Albuquerque.
Thats where the team had to spend a couple of unscheduled hours Wednesday after their flight from California to Texas had to be diverted because of the storms in the Metroplex.
The plane had to turn around and head back to New Mexico because of the weather and the team didnt get to Love Field until about 1:30 Thursday...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Nelson Cruz hit a three-run homer, Alexi Ogando earned his first career win against Oakland and the Texas Rangers took the rubber game with the Athletics 6-2 on Wednesday.
Ogando (4-2) didn't allow a hit until Eric Sogard's leadoff double in the sixth. The right-hander won his second straight decision and earned only his second victory in seven outings...
Adrian Beltre smacked a 10th inning home for the Texas Rangers against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night. After returning to the dugout, Beltre was greeted with pats on the head by teammates, something he apparently despises.
Here are a few more Beltre head rub GIFs courtesy of bosoxgifs. [Reddit]
Texas Rangers right-hander Alexi Ogando has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his right biceps.
The move Thursday came a day after Ogando (4-2, 3.08 ERA) allowed two runs over six innings in a victory at Oakland, in his ninth start of the season.
Texas recalled right-hander Cory Burns from Triple-A Round Rock, where he has spent all season. Burns...
Ian Kinsler went from first to third on an Elvis Andrus single Thursday night against the Tigers and he certainly got his money’s worth. One has to admire Kinsler’s hustle. And pigs have to admire Kinsler’s desire to play in the dirt. The Russian judge gave him a 7.5.
Hall of Famer and former Philadelphia Phillies pithcer Steve Carlton was one of the most dominant pitchers of his era, and of all-time. He captured 4 Cy Young awards, while winning 329 games over 24 MLB seasons. Carlton also retired only second to Nolan Ryan in career strikeouts, and now stands fourth all-time on that list. Ryan finished his career with 5 fewer wins in three addtional...
When everything is rolling for the Oakland Athletics, Brandon Moss' line drive with two runners on in the sixth falls perfectly in the gap for a key hit. On Wednesday, Nelson Cruz ran down the ball and snagged it for a spectacular diving catch.
The reigning AL West champion A's are in another familiar first-half funk after dropping the series finale to the first-place Texas...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning, Mitch Moreland followed with his second of the game and the Texas Rangers held off the Oakland Athletics 6-5 Tuesday night. Joe Nathan gave up a run in the bottom of the 10th but escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam to snap Texas' four-game losing streak to Oakland. Beltre sent a 3-0 pitch...
Although the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders fell on Tuesday afternoon, first baseman Brett Nicholas clubbed his 10th home run of the season––and his third in three games. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
So, Yu Darvish is off to a pretty good start to 2013. Through eight starts this season, the Ranger’s right-hander currently sports the following statistics: GS K% BB% HR/FB ERA- FIP- SwgStr% 8 39.0% 8.8% 13.9% 62 56 15.7% Darvish currently ranks first (or tied for first) among qualified starters in K% and SwgStr%, and he has posted the 6th best adjusted FIP in the league...
Hi, Adrian Beltre here. Yes, that Adrian Beltre. And yeah, I get it, you all think it's pretty hilarious when people try to touch my head and I freak out. I mean, I'm a modern man of the internet, I've seen the gifs and even I have a laugh. Just look at some of these moving pictures, how could you not chuckle:
(Gif via @DShep25)
But see, I...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have knocked out Detroit ace Justin Verlander with a seven-run third inning as an anticipated pitching duel with Yu Darvish fizzled.
Verlander gave up eight runs in just 2 2-3 innings Thursday night, capped by a three-run homer from Geovany Soto, who was hitting .170 without a long ball.
The hard-throwing right-hander had allowed four...
FOX Sports Southwest had some fun today with the Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics and baseball superstitions. Texas starting pitcher Alexi Ogando was a pitching a gem and carried a no hit bid into the sixth inning. During the sixth inning FOX posted the line score and game highlights. For Ogando they put “One of those things you don’t talk about”. Obviously having fun with...
Justin Verlander says it's May. Yu Darvish says it's not the first great opposing pitcher he's faced, and won't be his last.
True on all counts. These showdowns don't come along every day, though. And this one - the AL's strikeout king against his potential heir - is an enticing as they come.
The hard-throwing right-handers from Detroit and Texas will meet...