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Roy Oswalt gave the Rangers another reason to look for pitching help at the trade deadline.
Angels switch hitter Kendrys Morales became only the third major-league player to homer from each side of the plate in the same inning - one off Oswalt - during a nine-run sixth of a 15-8 Los Angeles victory.
Mike Trout went 2 for 5 with a home run, four RBIs, three runs scored and a walk, and Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored and reached base four times for the Angels, who tagged Oswalt (3-2) for eight runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
''I struggled with mechanics the whole game,'' said Oswalt, explaining that he couldn't consistently get a ''downward plane'' on the ball. The ball ''just kept coming up and coming up.''
Los Angeles sent 12 hitters to the plate in the sixth in breaking out of scoreless streak that had reached 24 innings after failing the score in the first.
Morales matched the feat of Cleveland...
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The Texas Rangers are moving Roy Oswalt to the bullpen after he was hit hard in his latest start.
Texas general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that the move wasn't necessarily permanent.
Oswalt gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings Monday in a 15-8 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.
The 34-year-old righty is 3-2 with a 6.49 ERA in six starts. He signed as a free agent...
The Texas Rangers have done it again.
They landed a big arm at the trade deadline in the hopes of making a playoff push, and a deep run into the postseason. They acquired Cubs’ ace righty Ryan Dempster, sending two minor leaguers – Christian Villaneuva and Kyle Hendricks – to the Cubbies. Dempster’s numbers have been fantastic this season: 2.25 ERA; an ERA+ of 177, most in...
ARLINGTON, Texas The possible pursuit of pitching took another twist for the Texas Rangers Sunday.
Right-hander Neftali Feliz, who was slated to make his fourth rehab start for Triple A Round Rock, was scratched from the outing because of soreness in his right elbow. The club is awaiting word from the team's medical staff to decide on the next step for Feliz, who is on the...
A new chapter in Josh Hamilton's long slump began Friday night. Call it the booing stage. For the first time since he joined the Texas Rangers, Hamilton was booed noticeably at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The boos came following a pair of strikeouts Friday in Texas' 9-5 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Hamilton went 0-for-4 to extend his current drought to 0-for-12....
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Rangers have activated first baseman Mitch Moreland from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock.
Moreland was in the lineup for Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels. He has been out since June 19 when he strained his left hamstring running out a ground ball in San Diego.
Moreland is hitting ...
In a mostly unsurprising move on Monday, Geovany Soto was traded to the Texas Rangers less than a day before the trade deadline. Midway through the Cubs' opener of their three game homestand with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 29-year-old catcher was reportedly dealt to Texas for minor league pitcher Jacob Brigham. Soto has been struggling lately, batting only .199 with six homers...
Texas Rangers fans were given some bad news after the team acquired Ryan Dempster from the Cubs, as it was announced by General Manager Jon Daniels that pitcher Neftali Feliz will require season ending Tommy John surgery for a torn UCL ligament in his throwing elbow.
This news comes on the heels of the announcement that fellow pitcher Colby Lewis would require Tommy John surgery...
ARLINGTON, Texas On a day when the Rangers made a major pitching acquisition, they saw first-hand what a strong pitching performance can do for a team.
Unfortunately for the Rangers, that pitching performance came from the Angels' Jered Weaver.
Weaver shut out the Rangers for the first six innings Tuesday to lift the Angels to a 6-2 win.
Weaver won his eighth consecutive...
Scott Feldman tied a career high by pitching eight shutout innings in helping the Texas Rangers snap a two-game skid with a 2-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
David Murphy had three hits, including a double, and Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz each scored a run for the Rangers, who host a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels in a West Division showdown starting...
The Texas Rangers beat out the Dodgers and Yankees for starting
pitcher Ryan Dempster.
ARLINGTON, Texas The Rangers barely beat the deadline on a trade for longtime Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster on Tuesday. Unfortunately, he couldn't make it to the mound in time for first pitch against the Los Angeles Angels.
The Rangers weren't as good as their record reflected heading into the All-Star break, and they've illustrated that with a couple weeks of bad baseball...
Los Angeles Angels switch-hitter Kendrys Morales homered from both sides of the plate in the same inning Monday night, making him the third player in major league history to accomplish the feat.
Morales connected for a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the sixth as a lefty off Texas starter Roy Oswalt. Morales then hit a grand slam off Robbie Ross that capped a nine-run inning.