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Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer to cap a big fifth inning, Martin Perez won his first career start and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to five games, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Saturday night.
Hamilton drove in four runs to help Texas (50-29) become the first team in baseball to reach 50 victories. The Rangers have won 17 of 21 games since June 8.
Oakland committed two errors in the fifth that led to five unearned runs, including a miscue from shortstop Brandon Hicks right before Hamilton came up to bat.
The 21-year-old Perez (1-0) allowed two runs and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings. The left-hander gave up six hits and walked one.
Oakland's Tommy Milone (8-6) gave up six runs - only one earned - in five innings.
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I still want to have an O’doul’s with Josh Hamilton at some point in my life, and this photobomb is just one of the 1,000 reasons why. Josh had some fun with three ladies that were taking a photo on top of the Rangers dugout and turned their pic into something they will never forget.
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This is the worst. You’re trying to enjoy a day at the ballpark with your friends and take a few photos to capture some of the best moments and some clown goes and does something like this. As you can see from the photo above that was shared on Tumblr (via Fang’s Bites on Twitter), three lovely young ladies got an opportunity to pose for a picture in front of the dugout with...
Five months ago, Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton was in the same interview room at Rangers Ballpark apologizing for a relapse with alcohol.
This time, Hamilton was talking about how blessed he was for how many people voted for him to be an All-Star starter again.
Nearly 11.1 million votes, more than ever before for any player, were cast to send Hamilton to his fifth consecutive...
Josh Hamilton is set to lead a Texas parade to the All-Star Game.
Hamilton drew a record total of more than 11 million votes, and the slugger was among seven Rangers chosen Sunday as All-Stars. Three Yankees also made the American League starting lineup for the showcase July 10 in Kansas City.
Texas will have a team-record three starters — Hamilton in the outfield, Adrian Beltre...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer to cap a big fifth inning, Martin Perez won his first career start and the Texas Rangers extended their winning streak to five games, beating the Oakland Athletics 7-2 on Saturday night.
Hamilton drove in four runs to help Texas (50-29) become the first team in baseball to reach 50 victories. The Rangers have won 17 of...
The Texas Rangers with seven of their players on the AL All-Star team are showing baseball fans around the globe, just why they are one of the games best team's in 2012. Slugger Josh Hamilton drew a record total of more than 11 million votes, and was among seven Rangers chosen yesterday as All-Stars. Hamilton will be starting the outfield for the American League...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers are turning to left-hander Martin Perez to start Saturday's game against Oakland.
It will be the first major-league start for Perez, who pitched 23 of an inning in relief Wednesday night. Texas manager Ron Washington said the Rangers decided to go with Perez over Justin Grimm because he's left-handed.
Oakland is hitting just .222 against...
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Oakland at Texas, 19:15 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Oakland at Texas, 19:15 ET
What’s Notable About This Game
What’s particularly notable about this game is left-hander Martin Perez is starting it for...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Slugger Josh Hamilton led seven Texas players chosen for the All-Star game, while three San Francisco Giants rallied in the final week of fan voting to claim starting spots.
Washington fastballer Stephen Strasburg and Mets knuckleballer R.A. Dickey also were among the 66 players chosen Sunday for the All-Star game July 10 in Kansas City.
Atlanta veteran Chipper Jones...
David Ortiz has been enjoying a stellar season for the Red Sox, and All-Star voters took notice. Ortiz was selected to his eighth All-Star team Saturday and will start at designated hitter for the American League. The Midsummer Classic is Tuesday, July 9, at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium. Josh Hamilton, who leads the majors in RBIs and ranks second in the majors in home runs...
Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton will start for the American League in the All-Star game after drawing a record total of more than 11 million fan votes.
The rosters for the All-Star game in Kansas City on July 10 were announced Sunday. The Rangers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants each had three players picked in fan balloting.
Shortstop Derek Jeter, second baseman Robinson...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton will start for the American League in the All-Star game after drawing a record total of more than 11 million fan votes.
The rosters for the All-Star game in Kansas City on July 10 were announced Sunday. The Rangers and New York Yankees each had three players picked in fan balloting.
Shortstop Derek Jeter, second baseman Robinson Cano...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer After going to two consecutive World Series without a title, the Texas Rangers are better than they ever have been.
At least based on their record and all the teammates who will join Texas slugger Josh Hamilton at the All-Star game.
Halfway through the schedule - they play game No. 81 of 162 on Tuesday night against...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers know not every stretch will be like the one they're on now, but they'll take hot streaks any way they can get them.
Texas clinched its seventh-consecutive series by beating Oakland 7-2 Saturday night.
It was the fifth-straight victory for the Rangers and they've now won 17th of their last 21 games. Texas, which as the best record...