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Tonight’s game started out really nice, but went downhill very quickly.
Derek Holland’s first few innings were so gorgeous. He struck out the side in the 1st, and then allowed just a few hits in the next two frames. The Indians got on the board on two hits in the 4th, but Holland didn’t have his meltdown until the 5th inning. Three straight singles allowed two runs to score, and then Holland hit Jason Kipnis. The next batter singled in another run. Holland mercifully got a flyout, but then walked the next batter to load the bases. His night was over. He’s been pretty good this season, so I’m hoping tonight is an anomaly.
The Rangers bullpen handled things down the stretch. Kyle McClellan pitched 2.2 innings, and allowed just one run. Neal Cotts and Jason Frasor each pitched one scoreless frame.
It didn’t matter much though. The Rangers offense could not get anything going. Double plays killed anything that was building in the first two innings. After that, there was a lot ...
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ARLINGTON, Texas Ian Kinsler continues to make progress in his bid to get back into the Texas Rangers lineup.
Kinsler, who has been sidelined since last month because of a stress reaction in his right ribs, worked with manager Ron Washington again Tuesday.
Kinsler will work on fielding double plays Thursday and could take batting practice, which would be the final step before...
ARLINGTON, Texas For a team that's as beat up as the Texas Rangers are, Monday was a nice change of events.
The Rangers actually got some good news on the injury front.
Ian Kinsler was in the field working with Texas manager Ron Washington for the first time since he went on the disabled list May 19. Mitch Moreland, who is out with a right strained hamstring, feels like his...
ARLINGTON, Texas Jeff Baker got his first start of the season at second base for the Texas Rangers Wednesday night.
He shouldn't get used to playing there.
Regular second baseman Ian Kinsler went through a full workout Wednesday and could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco as soon as Thursday, which could result in him returning to the Texas lineup as early as Sunday...
ARLINGTON, Texas After his first major league start didn't go so well, Josh Lindblom had a talk with Greg Maddux, the special assistant to the GM for the Rangers who also happens to own four Cy Youngs.
That talk helped Lindblom grind through a rough inning in his second chance with the Rangers.
Lindblom gave up a three-run double in the third inning against Cleveland, then...
For those Rangers fans who've daydreamed about not seeing Ian Kinsler's upper-cut swing on a daily basis, this is what it looks like. This team received more bad news in the form of another DL-stint for starting pitcher Alexi Ogando over the weekend, but the reason the Rangers' recent slide is all about the bats.
We knew the Rangers would have to win games in a different...
ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Berkman has been around baseball long enough to now that he would get another big hit sooner or later.
It was still sweet for him to actually get one though.
Berkman's two-run homer Monday broke a 3-3 tie with Cleveland Monday night and helped spark the Rangers to a 6-3 win to open an 11-game homestand. The club has now won consecutive games for the...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas manager Ron Washington said Wednesday night that an opponent scoring five runs against the Rangers usually isn't a bad thing.
It is these days.
Cleveland scored five runs off starter Nick Tepesch and that was more than enough offense as the Indians won the series with a 5-2 victory over the Rangers.
Texas has scored just 36 runs in its 11 June games...
Texas Rangers second baseman and leadoff hitter Ian Kinsler has been cleared to begin a rehabilitation assignment.
Kinsler, out since May 18 with bruised ribs, went through a full workout with the Rangers before Wednesday night's game against Cleveland. He took batting practice and did defensive drills with no problems.
The Rangers say Kinsler will play at least three games...
The Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is now projected to rejoin the Rangers sometime in September following two surgeries on his back to repair a herniated disk.The Rangers will start Harrison on a throwing program this Monday, wherein he is expected to throw on flat ground for about four to six weeks.At that point, he will be able to begin throwing off of a mound, which...
A busted pipe under the infield at Rangers Ballpark has created a sinkhole right behind the pitcher's mound.
On-field batting practice was canceled for both the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians while workers tried to fix the problem 2 1/2 hours before Tuesday night's scheduled game.
Rangers officials expect the problem to be fixed in time to play the game.
We always want to call these things early in the season, but after 13 starts, a 7-2 record, a 2.75 ERA, coming within a batter of a perfect game, and a MLB leading 118 strikeouts (including five game with 10+) it may be safe to make the call.
Yu Darvish is not going to have a sophomore slump--and the fans are loving it! Many of the 40,000+ that made Tuesday's game against...
Your browser does not support iframes.A group of energized Texas Rangers fans was on hand for Wednesday's game against the Cleveland Indians. They came from San Antonio to make the trip.One of the fans from the group had the opportunity to impersonate Adrian Beltre during an interview in the fourth inning. And you better believe he did.Seen here is the fan doing his being imitation...
It's no secret the most impressive rookies reside in the National League. Evan Gattis, Shelby Miller and Hyun-Jin Ryu have been featured regularly in this space all season. Let's give them the week off and take a look at the top five rookies in the American League(all stats through Monday).
1. Nick Tepesch, RHP, Rangers3-5, 3.92 ERA, 45 K, 1.24 WHIP in 62 IP
Tepesch won the...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) --Lance Berkman hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning and the Texas Rangers beat Cleveland 6-3 Monday night to hand the Indians their eighth straight loss.
Berkman's homer was his first since May 24 and extended Cleveland's road losing streak to 12, its longest since a 16-game skid that carried over from 2009 into the second away game...
Grounds crew workers had to dig more then three feet to fix a pipe behind the pitchers mound at Rangers ballpark prior to Tuesdays game.
In order to fix the problem batting practice was cancelled prior to the game between the Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians.
Repairs were made and the field was returned to its former self.
The Indians entered Tuesday on an eight game losing streak...