Found April 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Texas clubbed six homers - including two by Mike Napoli - and Colby Lewis pitched seven strong innings as the Rangers improved to 4-0 on the road for the first time in 20 years with an 18-3 victory over Boston on Tuesday.Texas owns the American League's best record at 9-2, while Boston dropped its second straight to fall to 4-7.Lewis (2-0) yielded a two-run homer to Dustin Pedroia in the first, but was nearly unhittable after that. He fanned seven and walked none in lowering his ERA to 1.83.Texas sent 10 men to the plate in a four-run second. Napoli highlighted the outburst, golfing an 0-2 slider over the Green Monster to tie it 2-2. Michael Young hit a sixth-inning solo homer, and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre crushed back-to-back homers in an eight-run eighth that also featured Nelson Cruz's two-run blast. It was the fifth homer this season for Hamilton, who has 11 RBIs in 11 games.Red Sox ace Jon Lester (0-2), knocked out after 2-plus innings, allow...

Rangers flip Darvish, Harrison in rotation

BOSTON -- The Texas Rangers have used their Monday off day to make a switch in their starting rotation. Texas is flipping left-hander Matt Harrison and right-hander Yu Darvish, with Darvish starting Thursday against Detroit and Harrison Friday. The move allows the Rangers to break up left-handers Derek Holland and Harrison. Holland and Harrison had started back-to-back the first...

Napoli leads Rangers to sixth win a row

Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Derek Holland pitched seven solid innings and the red-hot Texas Rangers completed a two-game sweep with a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Josh Hamilton had three singles and drove in a run for the Rangers, who won their sixth straight. It was Napoli's fourth home run in three games to go along with...

Rangers P Robbie Ross dressed up as cowboy

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Robbie Ross underwent some friendly rookie hazing before Tuesday's game in Boston as he walked to the bullpen dressed as a cowboy. Your browser does not support iframes. Ross wore a cowboy hat over his regular baseball cap and a vest over his jersey. He also wore a pink cowgirl backpack with a pony hanging off of it and a rifle sticking out. Nothing...

Rangers complete two-game sweep of BoSox

BOSTON (AP) -- Mike Napoli hit a two-run homer and drove in four runs, Derek Holland pitched seven solid innings and the red-hot Texas Rangers completed a two-game sweep with a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night. Josh Hamilton had three singles and drove in a run for the Rangers, who won their sixth straight. It was Napoli's fourth home run in three games to...

Bond strong between Ranger prospects

Mike Olt and Jurickson Profar definitely have a lot in common. Not only is this pair of Frisco infielders regarded as two of the top prospects in the Rangers organization, but they are also currently teammates with the Double-A Roughriders. However, the similarities dont end there for this dynamic duo of Texas farmhands. They also became good friends after being teammates with...

Mike Napoli Making Case to Join Babe Ruth, Aaron Boone Among All-Time Red Sox Killers (Video)

Mike Napoli is good at hitting home runs. He's even better at it against the Red Sox, apparently. Napoli homered again on Wednesday night after hitting two the night before and the Sox pitching staff has yet to find an answer for him. That got NESN Nation's Dan Duquette thinking about other past players who have destroyed the Red Sox, so he asked our Twitter followers for...

David Murphy takes tumble in left field while making throw (Video)

Texas Rangers left fielder David Murphy had a bit of an embarrassing moment Saturday when he took a tumble while making a throw back into the field. <p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p> It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning with Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer up at the plate with one out and a runner on third base. Mauer hit...

Rangers put on a power show in Fenway

Boston scored two runs in the 1st. Via the first two batters, actually. But that was the end of their reign in this game. After that, it was all Rangers. ALL RANGERS. Texas put up 18 runs on 21 hits over the next seven innings. Every single batter in the starting lineup had at least one hit (sorry Alberto Gonzalez and Brandon Snyder). And there were six home runs in there — Mike...

Lone Star Dugout Q&A: Terry Clark

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Between Martin Perez and Neil Ramirez, two of the Texas Rangers' top pitching prospects are working back-to-back in the Triple-A Round Rock rotation. Lone Star Dugout sat down with Express pitching coach Terry Clark to discuss the development of the club's pitchers.

Series Spotlight: Rangers at Tigers (April 19-22)

I really wanted to write about the Braves and Diamondbacks series, which could be a major turning point in the National League. But over in the AL, there is a CLASH OF THE TITANS that begins today: the Rangers travel to Detroit to take on the Tigers in a rematch of the 2011 ALCS. Thusfar this season, the Rangers and Tigers are far and away the class of the American League. The teams...

Beckett Pitches Well, But Sox Still Fall 6-3 To Rangers

Josh Beckett really only made one mistake - a fastball to Mike Napoli that caught a little too much of the plate resulting in a 2-run home run that gave the Texas Rangers a 3-2 lead they wouldn't relinquish through the remainder of the game. The Rangers added 3 more runs in the top of the 8th to break the game open.Kevin Youkilis, moved to 6th in the lineup, put Boston on top...

Rangers vs. Tigers: Here’s What I’m Watching

The Texas Rangers are in Detroit to take on the Tigers Thursday night to start a four game series that should be great baseball. We know the names, Josh Hamilton, Michael Young, Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder…The Rangers and Tigers have shown to be the American League’s two best teams in this early portion of the season. Both teams have

How we see it goin' down: Rangers - Sox series

First Pitch: Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10 Arms: Tuesday: Colby Lewis, RHP (1-0, 1.42 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (0-1, 2.40 ERA) Wednesday: Derek Holland, LHP (1-0, 3.38 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (1-1, 5.68 ERA)                            Yard: Fenway Park   Watch it:  NESN (NESN/ESPN 2 - Wed.)  Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup   ...

Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers LiveBlog

6:48 PM Good evening, folks! This will be our second live blog in three days, as we bring you updates and insight from tonight’s match-up between the our beloved Boston Red Sox and the 2-time defending AL Champion Texas Rangers. We’re happy you can join us this evening. Please feel free to comment along with this live blog, as we appreciate any and all feedback from our loyal readers!

Red Sox host Rangers amid Valentine drama

  The Red Sox and Rangers open up a brief two game series at Fenway tonight.  John Lester (0-1, 2.40) will take the mound tonight for Boston against Texas’s Colby Lewis (1-0, 1.42).  Lester has pitched well in his first two starts despite going winless so far.  In 15 solid innings he’s given up just [...]
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