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By Art Garcia ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers took another big step toward their third straight American League West crown with Thursday afternoon's 9-7 victory over the hard-charging Oakland A's. Texas (92-64) split the four-game series at Rangers Ballpark to reduce its magic number to clinch the AL West to three games with six games left in the regular season. While winning the division is a long shot for Oakland, the A's are still in position to claim one of the two Wild Card spots. Oakland hasn't been in the playoffs since 2006, while the Rangers have reached the World Series the last two years. Texas got the series split by jumping on their closest divisional pursuers with an early power display. Ian Kinsler led off the first with a home run, and Mike Napoli added a two-run shot later in the inning, as the Rangers took a 5-0 lead. Kinsler's seven leadoff home runs this season lead the Majors, while also tying his career high for a season. A...
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ARLINGTON, Texas While the Rangers' overall picture improved with Thursday's 9-7 win over Oakland, concerns about set-up Mike Adams have blossomed.
Adams gave up three home runs in the eighth inning, after allowing just one home run all season.
In fact, Adams had never given up more than one home run in an appearance his entire career before now.
Rangers manager Ron...
Former Texas Rangers owner Tom Hicks has settled a pair of lawsuits related to a failed multimillion-dollar development project near Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Hicks sought for several years to build a shopping and restaurant district to be called GloryPark Town Center. The project was put on hold in 2008, and Hicks was sued by two separate groups of developers seeking more...
ARLINGTON, TexasThe Oakland A's didn't make up any ground on the Rangers after four games at the Ballpark, but the series still served as a bit of a reality check. If you haven't noticed, these Rangers aren't exactly sprinting toward the postseason.
It would take a complete collapse for them not to win the A.L. West since they have a four-game lead over the A'...
The Texas Rangers lost again to the Oakland Athletics last night and saw their lead in the American League West cut to just three games. They still have four games to play this season with Oakland as they battle to win the division for the third consecutive season. Here are your Rangers injury news and notes:
Yu Darvish is still on track to make his next scheduled...
Texas Rangers rookie pitcher, Yu Darvish, still remains a question as to if he will be able to start once Sunday rolls around.
According to a report from Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Rangers manager Ron Washington feels that Darvish is on schedule to start on Sunday against AL West rival, the Los Angeles Angels.
Washington had this to say about his starter, “If he’s 100 percent...
The Texas Rangers have far fewer stolen bases this year than they had a year ago. A lack of aggressiveness? Hardly, according to manager Ron Washington. "I think we've been too aggressive," he said. "I think teams are doing a lot more to stop us, and we aren't getting the opportunities and we're trying to force things. We are out of rhythm. You get...
Ian Kinsler got Texas started with a leadoff homer, Matt Harrison earned his 18th victory and the AL West-leading Rangers held on to win 9-7 Thursday for a four-game split with the chasing Oakland Athletics.
The two-time defending American League champion Rangers (92-64) have a four-game division lead over the A's with six to play, including three games in Oakland next week...
Texas Rangers right-handed reliever Mike Adams had an MRI on his right shoulder Friday, according to Fox Sports Southwest. Adams is out indefinitely with a tight shoulder. He is 5-3 with a 3.27 ERA in 52 1/3 innings pitched this season.
Ryan Dempster does not enjoy facing the Angels. In his first appearance as a Ranger, he gave up eight runs in 4.2 innings to LAA. In his second round with the Angels, he only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up five runs in that time.
At least he lasted a little longer tonight, but his luck really wasn’t any better.
Dempster pitched just 5.2 innings, and gave up four runs on seven...
By ANTHONY ANDROFOXSportsSouthwest.com
ARLINGTON, Texas The only person standing between Detroit's Miguel Cabrera and a Triple Crown is pulling for the Tigers' slugger to be the first to achieve the milestone since 1967.
That doesn't mean Josh Hamilton plans to go into a power funk though.
Cabrera started the day leading the American League in batting average and...
FOX Sports Southwest’s Jim Knox was making his way in front of a sea of humanity during the Texas Rangers-Oakland Athletics game on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington when he came upon an enthusiastic young lady sporting shades and rocking a fauxhawk near the front. In a move I’m sure Mr. Knox quickly regretted, [...]