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Derek Holland appears to be the latest athlete victimized by a Twitter hacker. Holland's Twitter account is being investigated by Major League Baseball after a homophobic slur was directed at a heckler on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Holland, who pitched Sunday against the Angels, claims the offensive tweet was the work of a hacker, which once again highlights the dangers of athletes on Twitter. "It's obvious it was not me," Holland said, according to FOXSportsSouthwest.com. "It was during the game, for one. And for two, I'm in the dugout cheering my teammates on. Why would I say that...
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The MLB is investigating a homophobic slur tweeted from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland's Twitter account that was published when he was on the mound pitching.
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In Wednesday's crucial A's-Rangers matchup for the AL West title, the Rangers jumped out to a 5-1 lead. The A's quickly came back to tie the game at five runs in the fourth, and took the lead 7-5 after Josh Hamilton dropped a pop-up hit by Yoenis Cespedes with two outs, allowing a pair of runs to score and put the A's on top in the fourth inning.
Rangers, MLB investigate gay slur on Derek Holland's Twitter
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says someone posted a homophobic slur on pitcher Derek Holland's Twitter account Sunday that was directed at a heckler.
Major League Baseball is investigating the post, which was quickly taken down. Holland said Monday in Oakland he was pitching at the time and he didn't do it. He noted that only his fiancee, Lauren, had access to...
Even though we're weeks away from Halloween, Mike Napoli and his Rangers teammates put on one heck of a costume party this weekend. The Rangers decided to haze their rookie class on Sunday night and the backstop was kind enough to snap some photos and post them to Twitter for all to enjoy. Check out the gallery below. [View the story "Mike Napoli Takes Us On a Visual Tour...
It was almost too easy to call the demise of Ryan Dempster when he was dealt from the Cubs to the Rangers in July. DIPS theory will always have its share of headscratchers, but Dempster’s case was clear cut: with the Cubs, he managed a .242 BABIP and a 9.0% HR/FB compared to career marks of .301 and 10.5% respectively. Upon being moved out of one of the worst divisions and into...
Throwing your 21-year-old rookie on the mound for a game you need to win to clinch the division title probably isn’t the best idea. But considering what other pitchers were available, it probably wasn’t the worst idea either.
Martin Perez looked like he was feeling every bit of the pressure in the 1st inning, giving up three hits and a walk. He was fortunate only two runs...
I don’t have a lot to say about this game. There’s not really much to say … at least not without repeating what I’ve been saying the past few weeks.
Game 162 was pretty much a reflection of the season. Early lead, late collapse.
The Rangers jumped out to 5-1 lead in the 3rd. Morale (among fans on Twitter and in the dugout) was high, and a win was within our grasp.
BALTIMORE -- The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making. The party never happened -- at least not at the ballpark. Baltimore clinched its first playoff berth since 1997, but not until late Sunday when the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels...
Coco Crisp's latest clutch hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown.
Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West race with two to go and moved into...
One win is all the Texas Rangers need to clinch a third consecutive AL West title.
A victory for the Oakland Athletics would secure their return to the postseason, but they're still looking to catch the Rangers.
Texas will try to hold off the hard-charging A's on Monday night when they meet in the opener of a three-game series that will determine the playoff fate of both...