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The last time the Rangers faced Bartolo Colon, they were shutout in just over two hours. Two outings ago, Roy Oswalt gave up 11 runs on 13 hits in just over four innings. Given those two facts, I did not expect a pretty game tonight.  I knew it was the last one I’d get to watch until next Monday though, so I was determined to stay up for it.  Thankfully, Roy and the Rangers made it worth my while. Roy pitched six scoreless innings before giving up a solo home run in the 7th.  It was only the third hit he allowed all night, as he struck out six.  That’ll do, Roy.  More of that, please.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll stop complaining about you.  We’ll see. Craig Gentry was a thorn in Bartolo Colon’s side tonight.  At least, I’m pretty sure Gentry made Colon’s side hurt after a foot race to first base on an infield hit in the 3rd (Gentry won … FYI).  Since that worked, Gentry went for a bunt the next time he was up.  And no one in the A’s infield wanted to cover first base, for some rea

Profar, Olt unfazed by trade talks

FRISCO, Texas As the baseball world that is the July trading deadline spins around them at a dizzying pace, Texas Rangers prospects Jurickson Profar and Mike Olt seem remarkably calm. But then again, what else can the clubs two hottest trading commodities do about their future other than continue to play for the Frisco Roughriders every night? Im just concentrating on baseball...

Hamilton's recent struggles could be costly

Josh Hamilton had one of the greatest starts to a season in the history of baseball. His numbers were bound to tail off at some point. Unfortunately, they've fallen off a cliff. When he hit four home runs in a win over the Orioles on May 8, he seemed well on his way to another MVP season. That remarkable stretch ignited talks of how the Texas Rangers desperately needed to sign...

Yorvit Torrealba strikes umpire in Venezuela (Video)

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Rangers' Lewis has more forearm pain

Texas Rangers right-hander Colby Lewis is back from the disabled list, but it doesn't mean he's pain free. After throwing just 75 pitches in five innings Wednesday against Oakland, Lewis left with some tightness in his right forearm. It was tightness in the forearm that sent him to the DL on June 26. He was activated on Wednesday without a rehab assignment. Lewis said...

Rangers shut down Uehara due to shoulder setback

The Texas Rangers are starting to get some of their legion of pitchers back from the disabled list, but they did have a setback Tuesday. Koji Uehara left the field clutching his right shoulder after a light throwing session. The Rangers reported it was continued soreness from the strained latissimus dorsi muscle in his shoulder that sent him to the DL in the first place. Team officials...

Rangers-Athletics Preview

After the Texas Rangers beat Oakland on June 30 to win the first three games of their series, the Athletics have seemed determined to turn their season around. Now the A's are out to prove they're legitimate playoff contenders. Oakland seeks to improve to 10-1 this month while Bartolo Colon looks to continue his dominance of visiting Texas in the opener of a two-game set...

Rangers lose late, split series in Oakland

Alexi Ogando rejoined the team yesterday and Colby Lewis returned to the mound today.  It’s good to be getting the pitching staff back.  Hopefully the Rangers’ powerful offense will return sometime soon too.  Until then, the pitching staff is going to have to work … hard. Lewis did his part today.  He only gave up one run on three hits in five innings.  It would have been...

Oswalt shuts down Athletics in Rangers win

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Grimm adding to his arsenal

ROUND ROCK, Texas – Although he's in just his second full season of professional ball, right-hander Justin Grimm has already reached the major leagues. The 23-year-old prospect is back in the minors for the time being, and Lone Star Dugout spoke with him about his time in the major leagues and his development plans going forward.

Rangers 6, Athletics 1

Roy Oswalt baffled Oakland's batters to beat the Athletics for the first time, and Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre each hit solo home runs in the Texas Rangers' 6-1 victory Tuesday night. Elvis Andrus, Craig Gentry and Mike Napoli hit RBI singles off Bartolo Colon (6-8) for the AL West-leading Rangers, who snapped the A's four-game winning streak and avenged a June loss...

Kirkman, Rangers lose to A's in walkoff

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brandon Hicks led off the bottom of the ninth with a towering home run to center for his first major league clout, lifting the Oakland Athletics to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday. Hicks connected off Michael Kirkman (0-1) for Oakland's majors-leading ninth walkoff win. He became the fourth player in franchise history to hit a game-ending...

Texas Rangers Scouted Cliff Lee Today; Could He Be Traded?

We have spent so much time talking about Cole Hamels, maybe we have failed to consider another starter the Phillies could trade: Cliff Lee. CBS's Danny Knobler reported today that while the Texas Rangers really want Cole Hamels or Zack Greinke, Cliff Lee could be on their radar again.  Jim Salisbury of CSN reports that a scout was present for the Lee-Kershaw matchup today...

Tuesday Morning Cram Session, 7/17

Michael Young, according to Sports Illustrated's annual poll of MLBers is the most underrated player in the game today.  This is the guy who has played in the last two World Series and received tongue baths from every single announcer and scribe covering them.  The player who continues to be revered in the media as a team leader even as he's balked at position changes and...
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