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Leonys Martin pointed to the dugout and raced toward first base with his teammates charging out.
He had done it again. He had another walk-off hit and another memorable night in his young career.
Martin lined a two-out single up the middle in the ninth inning to score Alex Rios from third and lift the Texas Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
It was the sixth walk-off victory for the Rangers this season two of them coming on hits by Martin. He homered to end a game against the Angels on July 30 for his first walk-off knock but had a different approach this time when he stepped to the plate with the bases loaded.
“I wasn’t looking for a homer. I was looking for a pitch to hit” said Martin who snapped an 0-for-10 skid with the single. “I stayed within myself and tried to get a hit anywhere. The key is to win the game.”
It capped a 20-win month by the Rangers their fourth month with at least 20 wins in franchise history and first since May 2009. Te...
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Leonys Martin hit a game-winning bases-loaded single with two out in the ninth inning to give the Texas Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday night.
Alex Rios doubled with one out against losing pitcher Caleb Thielbar (2-2).
Two walks and one out later, Martin sent a ground ball past Brian Duensing, the Twins' third pitcher of the...
Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus exited last night’s
game with tightness in his lower back, and the ailment was enough to keep him
out of today’s lineup. Manager Ron Washington told reporters – including Master Tesfatsion of MLB.com – that he decided to give Andrus today’s game off in
hopes that the shortstop can return for Monday’s opener against the Oakland...
The Texas Rangers activated several players from the
disabled list today as part of their flurry of Sept. 1 roster additions. Texas
brought veteran slugger Lance Berkman off the DL along with three pitchers,
Neftali Feliz, Nick Tepesch and Michael Kirkman, according to the Associated Press.
There were questions surrounding whether or not Berkman
would call it a career...
The Texas Rangers have been doing just fine despite Matt Garza's struggles and Nelson Cruz's suspension.
They could use a few good starts from the former, however, to set up a potential return for the latter in the postseason.
Texas will seek to ride Garza to its 23rd win in 30 games Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins.
The Rangers (78-56) have generally looked...
Shortstop Elvis Andrus has left the Texas Rangers' game against the Minnesota Twins due to lower back tightness.
Andrus, who was the designated hitter in Saturday night's lineup, singled with one out in the first against Mike Pelfrey. Ian Kinsler followed with another single, and Andrus grimaced as he rounded second base and slowed down as he pulled up at third.
Yu Darvish doesn’t care if people consider him an “ace” or not. All he cares about is striking batters out.
Darvish leads the American League in strikeouts, and she showed why with his arsenal of pitches in Fridays game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Brew Crew third baseman Trevor Plouffe got his second look of the game against Darvish in the top of the fifth inning, and Darvish...
It took Twins right-hander Liam Hendriks 18 big league starts to get his first career win. He needed seven more starts to get win No. 2.
To do it, all he had to do was outduel Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish.
Hendriks allowed two runs (one earned) through six innings, and the Twins broke up Darvish's no-hitter in the seventh inning to score three runs and give Hendriks the win...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish's latest no-hit bid got broken up in a big way when Chris Herrmann hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning and Justin Morneau followed with a home run that sent the Minnesota Twins over the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night.
Minnesota snapped a five-game losing streak on a night when it looked as if the strikeout-prone Twins had no chance...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been having on heck of a season. The Japanese phenom is certainly shaping up to be one of the best in the game, and proved that once again with an 11 strikeout performance (his fifth start in his last seven with 11+ strikeouts) against the Minnesota Twins Friday night.
With stuff like this it comes as no surprise that batters are baffled when...