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Jeff Baker hit a two-run homer and Lance Berkman added a three-run shot, both off Seattle starter Joe Saunders, and the Texas Rangers beat the Mariners 9-5 on Friday night.
Baker's shot in the second inning gave the Rangers the lead, but it was Berkman's fourth homer of the season into the left-field seats that broke the game open in the third and sent Saunders to his first career loss at Safeco Field. It was the first homer for Baker since May 10 and first for Berkman since May 11.
Saunders (3-5) entered the night 9-0 at Safeco Field, including a 3-0 mark with a 0.94 ERA this season. But Saunders gave up six earned runs and eight hits in just five innings and the Mariners lost their seventh straight.
Texas starter Justin Grimm (4-3) overcame a rough first few innings to pitch into the seventh despite giving up 10 hits. Grimm avoided a big inning, didn't walk a batter and struck out five in beating the Mariners for the second time this season.
Joe Nathan got his 15th...
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FORT WORTH, Texas Jose Cansecos 2 seasons with the Texas Rangers were marked by him having a ball bounce off his head for a home run and blowing out his arm while pitching.
While those incidents wont exactly make Cansecos list of top career accomplishments, he had nothing but positive things to about his time with the Rangers.
"The ballpark was gorgeous," he said Thursday...
John Clayton is as popular as ever. The ESPN NFL analyst, commonly known as the “the Professor,” threw out the first pitch last night at the Safeco Field prior to the start of the Seattle Mariners game. Clayton even had himself a training regimen leading up to the game. Gotta hand it to Clayton, as the guy isn’t afraid make fun of himself, as we saw last year in the greatest...
Nick Tepesch is ready to return to the Texas Rangers’
starting rotation, and Alexi Ogando isn’t too far behind him, according to T.R.Sullivan of MLB.com.
Tepesch was scratched from his previous start after he developed a blister. He’s set to return to the rotation after throwing 50
pitches during a bullpen session Thursday. There was no setback regarding the
At this point it may be more surprising when a week goes by without a terrible call by an MLB umpire.
The latest gaffe might be the worst of all. The Rangers were attempting to pull off a 3-6-3 double play in the second inning when pitcher Justin Grimm stepped in front of first baseman Mitch Moreland to bizarrely intercept the ball. First base umpire Jeff Nelson thought Moreland...
For the Seattle Mariners, their nine-game road trip started off very well with a series victory over the New York Yankees that left them one game short of .500. Then, the bottom fell out. First came Cleveland where the Indians took four in a row including three walk-off victories. Seattle was unable to rebound and lost two straight in Anaheim and now find themselves with a...
Despite losing their three-game series to Oakland 2-1, the Texas Rangers went 4-3 during their seven game home stand and have a five and a half game lead in the AL West. Rangers Out Muscle the Tigers, Win Series 3-1 Texas hit .350 and scored 29 runs in the series while it’s pitching held the [...]The post Rangers Remain Atop AL After Tough Homestand appeared first on The Dallas...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Derek Lowe on unconditional release waivers and signed utility man Mark Teahen (TEA-en) to a minor league contract.
The moves Thursday came three days after the Rangers designated Lowe for assignment after the 39-year-old allowed 13 runs in 13 innings over nine relief appearances. Lowe made the team in spring training...
I tried not to pivot this week's column on Jurickson Profar. Tried my damndest. Unfortunately the infatuation with the Rangers infielder has reached a fever pitch, gesturing the situation calls for analysis despite my predilection to the contrary.
Granted, Profar has the ilk to warrant mentioning, as the 20-year-old entered the season as the top prospect in the game thanks to...
The Seattle Mariners sent slumping catcher Jesus Montero to the minor leagues Thursday, a year after acquiring him in trade full of potential that hasn't panned out for either side.
The Mariners optioned Montero to Triple-A Tacoma. He has 72 hours to join the club.
The 23-year-old Montero is hitting .208 with three home runs and nine RBIs. He's also been a designated hitter...
Former MLB slugger Jose Canseco is back in Texas to start the season with his new team as a player/coach. No it is not with the Texas Rangers (thank the lord) or for the Houston Astros (though he could be one of their more productive hitters) but rather with the Fort Worth Cats of the Independent United League. For those not familiar with the Cats, they are an independent baseball...
Your browser does not support iframes.Well, it's safe to say first base umpire Jeff Nelson blew this call.The moment came in the bottom of the second inning as Seattle Mariners hitter Jesus Sucre hit a sharp grounder at Texas Rangers first basemen Mitch Moreland with a man on first. At first glance, the ball appeared to be tailor made for a double play.Moreland quickly rifled...
Viewership declined again for NASCAR’s All-Star Race. In other news, the NBA Draft Lottery had a slight decline on ESPN, and the Texas Rangers hit a season-high on Fox Sports Southwest. Mixed Numbers For NASCAR [...]
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Editor's Update: Since this article was written on Friday, the Mariners have also sent 2B Dustin Ackley and LHP Lucas Luetge to AAA Tacoma, and called up INF Nick Franklin and RHP Hector Noesi.
Although this move was a long time coming, and suggested by several Mariners analysts and enthusiasts, it finally came to fruition today...
So ESPN NFL reporter John Clayton has the athleticism of an old lady, not the most shocking news in the world but it is hysterical when the evidence supporting this fact is presented before you.
Clayton got an opportunity to throw the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners game and not only was the throw brutal but the jersey he was wearing was very unflattering.
ESPN baseball analyst...
Throwing out the ceremonial first pitch has become a trendy tradition these days.It allows people who would never ordinarily find themselves on the pitching mound to receive 15 seconds of fame. Take ESPN NFL analyst John Clayton for example.Clayton tossed out the first pitch before the Seattle Mariners game Friday night. Click here to see how it went.However, the real treat to behold...