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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adrian Beltre was 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBIs, including the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth inning, to lead the Texas Rangers to a 6-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.
Elvis Andrus scored on Beltre's single to give the AL West leaders a series-opening win.
Nelson Cruz also homered and Mike Olt added an RBI for Texas.
Derek Holland (9-6) got the win, giving up five runs -- three earned -- on six hits in six innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Joe Nathan earned his 23rd consecutive save opportunity and 26th this season.
Tampa Bay ace David Price (16-5) snapped a stretch of 12 consecutive quality starts in which he had pitched at least seven innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits in four innings.
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Adrian Beltre, who had a three homer game as well as hit for the cycle last week, was named American League player of the week.
Beltre hit .433 for the week with five home runs and nine RBIs. He led the major leagues in slugging, OPS, total bases, extra-base hits, home runs and hits.
Beltre did all that despite going hitless Saturday and Sunday against Minnesota. He made up for...
David Price had a bad night Monday. That's news because he hadn't had one in so long. The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander had won eight consecutive decisions over his last 12 starts since a June 13 loss to the Mets, and he came in leading the majors in ERA and sharing the lead in wins. By the end of the night, he had given up six runs and 10 hits to the Rangers while failing...
Texas Rangers outfielder Craig Gentry made two amazing catches on Sunday, including a home run saving catch to rob Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer.
The first excellent grab occurred in the fifth inning when Gentry and second baseman Ian Kinsler collided in short center field. Kinsler collided with Gentry, but the fourth year player from the University of Arkansas held onto the...
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I’m not sure there was anyone at the Ballpark in Arlington on Monday night who wanted a win more than this guy. This Rangers fan was hooting and hollering to the point where both the people next to them were full of embarrassment during the 9th inning of Texas’ 6-5 win over the Rays. I was trying to figure out if this guy was so emotional...
There are many people you meet in life that wear their emotions on their sleeves and it appears that one Texas Rangers fan caught by television got a little emotional near the end of Tuesday night's victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Watch as this fan starts screaming for the final out and has a little bit of an emotional moment on live television:
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The road may have smiled upon the Tampa Bay Rays in their last two cross-country swings with 14 wins in 19 outings. But the going looks potentially treacherous this week as they venture into the Lone Star State.
Thats because the Rays slipped on the way out the door over the weekend.
After a rejuvenating run of 14 wins in 17 games, they dropped two straight to Wild Card rival...
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I was pleasantly surprised on Saturday when Ryan Dempster broke his good game-bad game pattern yesterday with a decent outing that ended up being a win. All we needed was another decent start from Scott Feldman for a four-game sweep of the Twins.
So close and yet so far.
Six runs on ten hits in 5.2 innings is not a decent start, Feldman. Not at all. Sure, only five of those...
The Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers have met in the postseason each of the last two years. The results of their six head-to-head matchups over the next two weeks may determine whether they'll have the chance to square off in October yet again.
Rays starter David Price seeks another stellar performance when Tampa Bay visits Texas in the opener of a three-game series Monday night...
ARLINGTON, Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt told local reporters Tuesday he's been aware he had cleared waivers for several weeks.
Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com reported earlier in the day that Oswalt cleared waivers and suggested the Dodgers as a potential trade partner.
Oswalt did not express desire to be traded, but he's made no secret that he is not happy being in...
Minnesota Twins catcher Joe Mauer had a potential home run brought back into the park by Texas Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry yesterday. And that was after Gentry was body checked by, hard, by...
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Still reflecting on the megadeal, two of the four players that the Red Sox traded to the Dodgers were acquired prior to the 2011 season. Carl Crawford was handed $142 million, and Adrian Gonzalez was given $154 million. Also, the Sox forfeited a first round draft pick to sign Crawford, and four prospects to acquire Gonzalez from the Padres. Flash back to right after the 2010 season...