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Opponents have clamped on the Texas Rangers’ vaunted running game the past few seasons so much so that they finally had to adjust after tough year on the bases in 2012.
These days the Rangers don’t take as many chances because the opportunities just haven’t been as plentiful. But the Rangers still have the personnel to run a team into submission when given the chance.
Just ask the Los Angeles Angels.
The Rangers stole six bases Tuesday night and five of them resulted in runs as the Rangers pulled away late for an 8-3 victory that moved them within a game of first-place Oakland in the American League West.
Yu Darvish endured a rough early going to work seven innings en route to his team-leading 11th win and the Rangers won for the eighth time in nine games despite not having a double triple or homer among their 12 hits.
“It was quite exciting to go out there and be able to play the game that we love to play” manager Ron Washington said. “That’s go out there and run the bases and...
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Once yesterday's suspensions were handed down and it became clear the Texas Rangers would be without slugger Nelson Cruz for 50 games, teammates made it evident that they would welcome the outfielder back following his ban. However, the Texas Rangers organization may not be as open, as Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the team says it would be "quite difficult...
Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis said he kept waiting for the morning he'd wake up and his right hip wasn't hurting him.
That moment never came and now Lewis' bid to pitch for the Rangers this season has come to an end.
Lewis, who was trying to come back from right flexor tendon surgery, will have bone spurs in his right hip removed by Dr. Thomas Byrd. Lewis will...
Infielder Adam Rosales, who spent three days with the Texas Rangers after being claimed on waivers from Oakland, is heading back to the Athletics.
Oakland has claimed Rosales on waivers after he was designated for assignment Monday by Texas.
Rosales didnt appear in a game for the Rangers but was active for all three games in Oakland.
The Rangers claimed Rosales from Oakland last...
The Texas Rangers are going to have to adapt if they're going to make the playoffs again.
General manager Jon Daniels says the team expects to keep winning and make the playoffs for the straight fourth year even without Nelson Cruz. The All-Star right fielder leads the team with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs.
Cruz will miss the rest of the regular season after his 50-game suspension...
Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right hip, ending his chances of pitching this season for Texas.
Lewis says he has been dealing with hip pain during his comeback from surgery last year to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right elbow.
The repaired elbow has felt good, but Lewis said Tuesday the hip problem has progressed to affecting...
Veteran designated hitter Lance Berkman has been activated from the disabled list by the Texas Rangers, who also reinstated three pitchers Sunday on the first day rosters could expand.
Berkman has been out since July 7 with left hip inflammation and soreness in his surgically repaired right knee.
The pitchers activated from the DL were right-handers Neftali Feliz and Nick Tepesch...
In a meaningful moment after helping the Rangers win over the Angels Monday night, Elvis Andrus came out in support of suspended teammate Nelson Cruz. The Rangers are doing an admirable job of coming out in support of their sidelined superstar without trying to justify any of his actions. Cruz has taken responsibility for his behavior. He will not appeal the suspension.
The loss of Nelson Cruz is going to bite the Texas Rangers’ offense at some point over the next few months but nothing much has changed for the five pitchers in the starting rotation.
After all runs have been hard to come by much of the season.
Their task is to give their team a chance something they have done as well as any team’s rotation of late and something Martin Perez...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Texas Rangers realize the rest of their regular season won't be the same after bidding farewell to Nelson Cruz.
Their dominance of the Los Angeles Angels is still business as usual -- and this time, they didn't even need a late homer to do it.
Adrian Beltre homered, Martin Perez pitched into the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Angels...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Adrian Beltre drove in the tiebreaking run in the eighth, Yu Darvish pitched seven solid innings, and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 Tuesday night for their eighth win in nine games.
Elvis Andrus had three hits and scored the go-ahead run as the Rangers won their third straight and moved within one game of AL West-leading Oakland, which...
Adrian Beltre had a homer, three RBIs and scored three runs to help Texas beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 on Wednesday night and move the Rangers into a virtual tie with Oakland for the AL West lead.
Alexi Ogando (5-3) allowed two runs four hits over five innings to earn his first win in his last five starts, shrugging off a two-run homer Mike Trout hit in the first inning on his...
Shortly after the Los Angeles Angels lost Howie Kendrick to a hyperextended knee, they lost yet another game to the Texas Rangers.
At least it didn't happen on yet another late homer, which would have made an ugly day even more painful.
Adrian Beltre homered, Martin Perez pitched into the seventh inning, and the Rangers beat the Angels 5-2 Monday night after losing All-Star...
The Texas Rangers have battered opposing pitching during a run back to the top of the AL West, while the Houston Astros' bullpen has taken its share of lumps through the club's latest lull.
Texas aims for its 10th victory in 11 games Friday night at Houston, where it has been dominant in recent years.
In second place since July 2, the Rangers (65-50) now find themselves...
It was just a week-and-a-half ago when we were talking about the Oakland Athletics looking like the team who was going to run away and hide with the American League West title. After games were completed on July 29, Oakland had a six-game lead over the Texas Rangers in the division race. Fast forward to August 8, and there is a tie atop the division. The Rangers, after getting swept...