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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Jason Kipnis had a home run among his three hits and the Cleveland Indians got a series-clinching 5-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
A night after ending an eight-game losing streak, and a span of 12 losses in a row away from home, the Indians made it consecutive victories to clinch their first road series in a month. They had gone 0-4-1 in series since taking two of three May 10-12 at Detroit, the only American League team with a better home record than Texas this season.
Mike Aviles also homered for Cleveland, which also won 5-2 on Tuesday after losing the series opener 6-3. The Indians get a day off before starting a nine-game homestand Friday against Washington.
Ubaldo Jimenez (5-4) allowed one run pitching into the sixth.
Rangers rookie right-hander Nick Tepesch (3-6) gave up five runs in five innings with five strikeouts.
The Indians went ahead to stay with two outs in the second when Jason Giambi was hit by a pitch and Aviles homer...
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The Indians today announced that C Lou Marson has been experiencing continued soreness in his throwing shoulder, and that they have pulled him from his rehab assignment with the Columbus Clippers. They did not give a timetable on his return.
Marson first went on the DL with a neck strain after a home plate collision, but experienced shoulder soreness during his throwing program....
The Cleveland Indians may be thrilled to return home.
Justin Masterson may be the most relieved.
Coming off a lackluster road trip, the Indians hope Masterson can continue his home dominance in Friday night's series opener with the Washington Nationals.
Cleveland (32-33) opened a nine-game road trip by losing seven in a row before finding some solace in winning the last two,...
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister and current closer Vinnie Pestano took to the streets of New York City during a recent roadtrip with an MLB Fan Cave camera following them. The goal: a roving Kiss Cam. As you will see, Major League Baseball players have pull for absolutely no reason at all.
They found some people willing and others unwilling. But my...
When the Indians placed Brett Myers on the 60-day DL this week, they also effectively moved the veteran from the “reclamation” pile to the junk pile-- $7 million in dough down the drain for all intents and purposes. Barring a shocking comeback, Myers is this year’s Derek Lowe.
And so, for those with a perpetual ax to grind, it’s another fine occasion to either (a) bemoan...
Alexi Ogando, starter or reliever? If you are a fan of the Texas Rangers, you have been hearing this debate wage on for a number of seasons. This debate seems to have split the fan base down the middle much like the “trade or keep Jurickson Profar” battle. It has been beaten to death over and over again about what the Rangers should do with the hard throwing right hander, but...
The month of June continues to be a painful one for the Clippers who are now 32-34 after another losing week which saw the team go 2-4 in two series against Toledo and Gwinnett. The starting pitching has been throwing better as of late but if Columbus expects to contend for a playoff spot, the rotation will have to delve deeper into games to prevent late-season exhaustion in the...
Yu Darvish is going through a drought unlike any he's been through with the Texas Rangers.
The ace from Japan has made four consecutive starts without a victory for his first time in the majors.
Since last winning May 16, Darvish lost a 1-0 game and has had three consecutive no-decisions. The major league strikeout leader has a 2.28 ERA over that stretch, when the Rangers scored...
ARLINGTON, Texas David Murphy is far from the only Ranger struggling at the plate these days, but at least he has contributed with his arm.
For the second game in a row, Murphy threw out a base runner from left field.
On Tuesday, he pegged Cleveland's Carlos Santana trying to stretch a single into a double.
Wednesday, it was the speedy Michael Bourn who tested Murphy'...
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.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have signed both of their first-round picks from last week's amateur draft.
Right-handed pitcher Alex "Chi-Chi" Gonzalez and high school shortstop Travis Demeritte completed physicals Monday and have signed their contracts.
Gonzalez, the 23rd overall pick out of Oral Roberts, gets a 2,215,000 signing bonus, slightly above...
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish can add “bobblehead mania” to his already impressive major-league resume. On Tuesday night the Texas Rangers ran a promotion for a Yu Darvish “K-Counter” bobblehead that was to be given away to the first 20,000 fans that arrived at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.Fans lined up for hours before the Rangers opened the ballpark in hopes...
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ZEBULON – After rain postponed the series opener, the Carolina Mudcats and Potomac Nationals played a double header on Tuesday. Carolina broke their six-game losing streak with an 11-3 victory in game one, but dropped game two 3-1 to split the doubleheader. Both games were seven innings.
This was the fourth doubleheader played by the Mudcats this season. Carolina now has a...
Currently chasing a first-half Texas League title, the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders are close to wrapping up the season's first half. Lone Star Dugout's Jason Cole teamed up with Frisco broadcasters Alex Vispoli and Nathan Barnett to discuss 1B Brett Nicholas, OF Joe Benson, and others. The podcast also includes an interview with Benson, a newcomer to the Rangers' organization.