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Adrian Beltre came through with a go-ahead homer in the sixth the bullpen picked up a subpar start by Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
The Rangers remain one-game back for the second wild card of the Cleveland Indians which had a walk-off victory over the Chicago White Sox earlier in the night. Tampa Bay remains two games up for the top wild card spot with five to play.
Darvish lasted only 5 1/3 innings allowing single runs in the first and sixth.
The Rangers tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth on an RBI single by Geovany Soto and took a 2-1 lead in the fifth on an RBI single by Ian Kinsler.
But the Astros tied it at 2-2 when Matt Dominguez took Darvish deep to start the sixth. Darvish exited after issuing a one-out walk to Trevor Crowe later in the inning and Neal Cotts pitched out of the jam.
The Rangers took the lead for good in the home half of the sixth when Beltre deposited a one-out solo shot into the lef...
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The Texas Rangers enter Monday 1.5 games out of the Wild Card standings.
I am sure that everyone has heard enough whining about how the team has fallen apart in the last month and now they might not even have a shot a playoffs, so I am not going to focus on the negative. Rather, what really matters is that Texas has seven more games this season and they are all in Arlington. The...
Yu Darvish confirmed Tuesday night that he is dealing with a physical issue although Darvish and the Texas Rangers don’t seem overly concerned about it. It’s been classified as more normal wear and tear of a 162-game season.
“Well it’s no more than what’s already out there” manager Ron Washington said Wednesday afternoon. “Everybody has issues that they’re dealing...
All @arios51 needed to hit for the cycle was a triple and he got it! http://t.co/u3Ub0T5Bwl — MLB (@MLB) September 24, 2013 Pretty impressive for Alex Rios to pick up the cycle on his first four at bats. He finished his night 4-for-4 with three runs and four RBI. He joins Mike Trout and Brandon Barnes as the only players to hit for the cycle this season. Just an all around nice...
ARLINGTON, Texas Three members of the Rangers and the club's foundation have come to the rescue of a local youth baseball organization in financial straits.
Shortstop Elvis Andrus and pitchers Derek Holland and Joe Nathan made donations to the Southeast Arlington Little League whose former president was accused of stealing more than 20,000 from the organization.
ARLINGTON, Texas The off-season shuffling for the Texas Rangers apparently is already starting to take place.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, senior director of player development Tim Purpura is being reassigned within the organization.
Purpura has been the teams farm director since he was hired on Dec. 2, 2011.
Before coming to Texas, Purpura spent the bulk of his...
Alex Rios of the Texas Rangers has hit for the cycle against Houston in his first four at-bats.
Rios completed the cycle with a triple to right-center field in the sixth inning Monday night. He made it to third base standing up without a throw.
The right fielder thought about going for third on a two-run double in the first inning, but held up about 25 feet beyond the bag at second...
ARLINGTON, Texas Alex Rios became the seventh Texas Rangers player to hit for the cycle, completing the feat when he tripled to the gap in right-center in the sixth inning Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Rios reached the cycle in four at-bats as the Rangers were on their way to a 12-0 rout of the Houston Astros. Rios did not bat in the seventh and was replaced in right...
Alex Rios spoke confidently about his belief that the Texas Rangers were still bound for the playoffs before the game. He said it knowing the Rangers needed help to get there.
“We can’t focus on the big picture” Rios said. “It’s no secret we need to win but it’s still there. We haven’t changed our attitude.”
Rios backed up his words a few hours later providing a...
Well, the bad news for Rangers fans is that their team is currently out of the playoffs and need some help from other teams in order to make it in. They have to win of course, but that's where the good news comes in--they are playing the Houston Astros and LA Angles at home to finish the regular season.
Monday night the took a step in the right direction with a 12-0 win over...
Bo Porter's view isn't changing as the losses pile up for his Houston Astros.
Even after a season-high 10 straight defeats.
Alex Rios hit for the cycle, Derek Holland struck out nine in his second shutout of the season and the Rangers started their final push for a playoff spot with a 12-0 victory over the Astros on Monday night.
''This was definitely not the result...
Alex Rios hit for the cycle, Derek Holland struck out nine in
his second shutout of the season and the Texas Rangers started
their final push for a playoff spot with a 12-0 victory over the
Houston Astros on Monday night.
Matt Garza snapped his longest losing streak of the season with a tremendous effort over the weekend.
A repeat performance could go a long way for the Texas Rangers, who continue to keep pace in the AL wild-card hunt.
Garza tries to lead the Rangers to a fourth consecutive win Thursday night in the opener of a four-game home set against the Los Angeles Angels.
After going 0-4...
On Sunday, the Oakland A’s topped the Minnesota Twins 11-7 for their 93rd win of the season and clinched first place in the AL West for the second year in a row.
For the first time since a run of four straight playoff appearances ended in 2003, the A’s have reached the postseason play in back-to-back years.
The Texas Rangers, preseason division favorites for many, lost to...
The biggest trade this season was Matt Garza being dealt to the Texas Rangers. There was a trade offer that would have made that deal look like a minor one and it actually involved Matt Garza.
The Texas Rangers, after losing Nelson Cruz to a 50-game suspension, offered Matt Garza, Joe Nathan and David Murphy to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for power hitting outfielder Justin...