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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, drove in a run and scored and Bartolo Colon pitched eight scoreless innings, leading the Oakland Athletics past the Texas Rangers 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Brandon Inge hit an RBI single in the second and Colon won for the second time in his last nine outings to improve to 18-6 in 28 starts against Texas -- his most wins against any opponent
The right-hander (5-6) was backed by just enough run support in this outing after the A's were blanked his last time out at Kansas City on Friday -- the third time Oakland hasn't scored a run in one of his outings.
Cespedes doubled and scored in the second, hit an RBI single in the fourth and tripled in the sixth during Oakland's sixth shutout of the year. The Cuban slugger and cleanup hitter is batting .375 (9 for 24) with a home run and five RBIs in six starts since coming off the disabled last Friday.
Colby Lewis (4-5) had a rare loss again...
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Perhaps hoping to benefit from what little post-Moneyball afterglow remains, the Oakland Athletics announced that they will have former player, and key figure in the Moneyball book and movie, Scott Hatteberg replace long-time color commentator Ray Fosse on TV broadcasts for a 20-game stretch starting June 15th.
You're not going to believe this, but the player who famously was...
Texas outfielder Josh Hamilton is the runaway leader inAll-Star voting, having collected more than 2.5 million votes.If theAll-Star teams were selected today, catcher Mike Napoli, second baseman IanKinsler, third baseman Adrian Beltre and outfielder Nelson Cruz would bejoining Hamilton as an All-Star starter.MichaelYoung is second in voting at designated hitter and Elvis Andrus trails...
The Texas Rangers have placed left-hander Derek Holland on the 15-day disabled list because of a fatigued left shoulder.
Holland (5-4) has been dealing with a stomach virus that has caused him to lose 10-15 pounds over the past couple of weeks.
The move was made before the series finale Thursday in Oakland. It is retroactive to Wednesday, a day after Holland pitched 5 1-3 innings...
After his starting pitcher saw a precipitous drop in velocity Tuesday, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was asked if Derek Holland were healthy. "Depends on what you mean by healthy," Washington said. Turns out, Holland isn't healthy, but then, again, he isn't hurt. After a 6-3 win over Oakland in which Holland saw his fastball velocity drop from nearly...
The Oakland A's had a busy day of transactions Wednesday, and they have yet another new first baseman. Brandon Moss became the fourth man to try to win the everyday spot when he was called up from Class AAA Sacramento before Oakland's 2-0 win over the Texas Rangers. He went 0-for-3 and he turned in a solid effort at first, just his second major league start at the position...
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Rangers. They got thumped by both the Mariners (21-8) and Athletics (12-1) within the last week and are just 21-22 since an eight-game winning streak in the middle of April. Texas has already lost Neftali Feliz for an extended period of time due to an elbow sprain and today they lost another young hurler, southpaw Derek Holland with left shoulder...
This is the third post in my 2012 “Down on the Farm” series that chronicles visits to various minor league parks throughout America. (Prior articles, including the entire 2011 edition, can be accessed here.)
The Red River of the South flows for nearly 1,400 miles between the Texas Panhandle and the Mississippi River in central Louisiana, but is best known for separating the...
Well, it’s over. The no shutout streak.
For the first time this season, the Rangers were shut out tonight.
In Oakland of all places. By Bartolo Colon. Who hasn’t pitched a shutout since 2006.
Yeah, I don’t even know.
On a night when Colby Lewis not only didn’t give up any home runs, but also only gave up two runs total, it would have been nice if the offense could have...
The Texas Rangers selected Kansas prep right-handed pitcher Collin Wiles with the 53rd overall pick––their second selection of the supplemental first round––on Monday's first day of the 2012 MLB Draft. Lone Star Dugout sat down with the hurler for an in-depth interview.
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was the top vote-getter in the first All-Star Game balloting update released Tuesday, and he's one of five Rangers players on pace to start in the July 10 All-Star Game. Hamilton has received 2,587,991 votes from the fans. Hamilton and teammate Nelson Cruz both rank among the top three in the AL outfielders, while Ian Kinsler leads at...
Coco Crisp hit a solo homer and bases-loaded triple to match his season total for extra-base hits and the Oakland Athletics won their first series in more than a month, beating the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Thursday.
Crisp's big day at the plate helped Brandon McCarthy (5-3) win his fifth straight decision as the A's took three of four from the two-time defending AL champions...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Ian Kinsler hit a two-run double and Josh Hamilton also doubled in a run to back Derek Holland, and the Texas Rangers rebounded from an embarrassing rout a night earlier to beat the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Tuesday.
Yorvit Torrealba hit a sacrifice fly, Adrian Beltre singled twice and Holland (5-4) pitched 5 1-3 innings -- looking far stronger than in his...
Former Seattle Mariners general manager and longtime Texas Rangers executive Hal Keller has died. He was 84.
The Rangers say Keller died in his sleep at his home in Sequim, Wash., early Tuesday. He was being treated for esophageal cancer.
Keller played 25 games with Washington from 1949-52. He spent most of his baseball career in scouting and front office roles.
Keller was farm...