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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish threw four solid innings in his final tuneup of the preseason and the Texas Rangers hit four home runs to beat the Mexico City Red Devils 12-1 in an exhibition game Thursday night.
Darvish mowed down the Mexican League team, allowing just one hit while striking out seven. The Japanese star threw 42 of 52 pitches for strikes and the only hit he gave up was a blooper by Jesus Lopez in the fourth inning that barely made it out of the infield.
Ian Kinsler, David Murphy, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Moreland each homered for the Rangers.
Former major leaguer Ben Broussard, who spent 2008 with the Rangers, drilled a home run to right field off Texas reliever Joe Ortiz in the seventh inning for Mexico City's only run.
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ARLINGTON, Texas The Opening Day roster for the Texas Rangers is filling up quickly.
Texas manager Ron Washington announced that both right-hander Tanner Scheppers and left-hander Joe Ortiz had made the team, leaving the Rangers with just one vacant roster spot.
Texas will open the season with either an additional outfielder in Julio Borbon or another bullpen arm in either Josh...
The Texas Rangers have returned Rule 5 draft pick Coty Woods to Colorado and gotten first baseman Chris McGuiness back from Cleveland.
McGuiness, who hit .195 this spring with the Indians, was assigned outright Wednesday to Triple-A Round Rock.
After being taken in the Rule 5 draft last December, McGuiness and Woods had to be offered back to their former organizations if not on...
ARLINGTON, Texas Fans in mourning over the loss of the Great Bratbino at Rangers Ballpark now have reason for hope.
The two-foot long bratwurst, which was named for Josh Hamilton, is no longer on the concession menu at the park as the outfielder now places for the Los Angeles Angels.
But it's been replaced by the likes of the "Totally Rossome" Boomstick, the Sausage...
Maybe I’m getting greedy, but Lance Berkman looks like somebody that could have not just one but two bounce back seasons in his career. The first came in 2011 when he won Comeback Player of the Year. 2012 saw him succumb to injuries, however, and many were left wondering if he would even play again. I think that Big Puma has another big bounce back in him for 2013.The post Bouncing...
For the Texas Rangers, the focus is on who stayed in town, rather than who left.
At least, that's the approach they're trying to take.
There have been some big changes in the Texas lineup since not winning a game last October, particularly the departure of five-time All-Star and former AL MVP Josh Hamilton, now with the AL West rival Los Angeles Angels. Also gone are Michael...
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Leonys Martin hit the go-ahead single in the sixth inning as the Texas Rangers edged the San Diego Padres 5-4 in exhibition play Friday night in the first baseball game played in the Alamodome.
The teams were scheduled to play again Saturday afternoon in a stadium designed for football -- and just about every other sport, except baseball.
The configuration meant...
There was baseball at the Alamodome, and the dimensions were unique, to say the least.
Leonys Martin hit the go-ahead single in the sixth inning as the Texas Rangers edged the San Diego Padres 5-4 in exhibition play Friday night in the first baseball game played in the Alamodome.
The teams were scheduled to play again Saturday afternoon in a stadium designed for football - and...
After squeeking into the post-season, the Rangers had some serious issues to deal with – Josh Hamilton leaving, missing Zack Greinke, changing the role of Nolan Ryan. Will the team make it back to October baseball?
Mike Adams, RHP (Phillies, Free Agent)
Ryan Dempster, RHP (Red Sox, Free Agent)
Scott Feldman, RHP (Cubs, Free Agent)
Josh Hamilton, OF (Angels, Free Agent...
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A Japanese high school pitcher has received attention for throwing a ridiculous amount of pitches in a 13-inning game.