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Throwing your 21-year-old rookie on the mound for a game you need to win to clinch the division title probably isn’t the best idea. But considering what other pitchers were available, it probably wasn’t the worst idea either.
Martin Perez looked like he was feeling every bit of the pressure in the 1st inning, giving up three hits and a walk. He was fortunate only two runs scored in that frame. Especially since one came in on a balk. And whatever happened in the dugout between innings seemed to help him a little. He returned and pitched three scoreless innings, with just one baserunner in that time. The 5th inning wasn’t so pretty though — two doubles and another run in. Perez’ night was over.
Scott Feldman’s night was just beginning. But it was a short and fairly tame one. Perez’ last runner of the night scored, but that was it. Michael Kirkman and Koji Uehara had uneventful outings, and then Roy Oswalt came on to hopefully continue that trend.
Meanwhile, the Rangers’ offense
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Even though we're weeks away from Halloween, Mike Napoli and his Rangers teammates put on one heck of a costume party this weekend. The Rangers decided to haze their rookie class on Sunday night and the backstop was kind enough to snap some photos and post them to Twitter for all to enjoy. Check out the gallery below. [View the story "Mike Napoli Takes Us On a Visual Tour...
The MLB is investigating a homophobic slur tweeted from Rangers pitcher Derek Holland's Twitter account that was published when he was on the mound pitching.
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels says someone posted a homophobic slur on pitcher Derek Holland's Twitter account Sunday that was directed at a heckler.
Major League Baseball is investigating the post, which was quickly taken down. Holland said Monday in Oakland he was pitching at the time and he didn't do it. He noted that only his fiancee, Lauren, had access to...
Derek Holland appears to be the latest athlete victimized by a Twitter hacker. Holland's Twitter account is being investigated by Major League Baseball after a homophobic slur was directed at a heckler on Sunday, according to The Associated Press. Holland, who pitched Sunday against the Angels, claims the offensive tweet was the work of a hacker, which once again highlights the...
Rangers, MLB investigate gay slur on Derek Holland's Twitter
Yu Darvish vs. Zack Greinke. Now that’s a Fan Appreciation Day pitching match-up I can get behind. And it was pretty thrilling, probably moreso for Rangers fans.
The Rangers bats got to Greinke early, scoring four times on four hits in the first three innings. The last RBI hit was off the bat of Adrian Beltre in the 3rd, and then Greinke seemed to settle down. The Rangers...
The Texas Rangers are totally set for the playoffs, eager to break out the bats, balls and gloves for really big games.
Maybe they should log on to MapQuest, Hotels.com and Travelocity, too.
Because with three days left on the schedule, the postseason picture is still impossibly scrambled. An October free-for-fall, with not a single team yet certain of when, who and where it will...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers had better luck Sunday against Zack Grienke than they did against Zack Greinke.
Greinke pitched the first part of Sunday's game with his last name misspelled on the back of his jersey. The spelling on the back of it was Grienke as he allowed four runs in three innings. Greinke changed jersey between innings and maybe that changed his fortune...
BALTIMORE -- The champagne was on ice, plastic shields were in place above the cubicles in the Baltimore clubhouse and couches were removed to accommodate a celebration 15 years in the making. The party never happened -- at least not at the ballpark. Baltimore clinched its first playoff berth since 1997, but not until late Sunday when the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels...
Coco Crisp's latest clutch hit helped put Oakland back in the playoffs for the first time in six years, and the Athletics beat the first-place Texas Rangers 4-3 on Monday night to remain in contention for a division crown.
Crisp had a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth as Oakland (92-68) pulled within one game of Texas (93-67) in the AL West race with two to go and moved into...
One win is all the Texas Rangers need to clinch a third consecutive AL West title.
A victory for the Oakland Athletics would secure their return to the postseason, but they're still looking to catch the Rangers.
Texas will try to hold off the hard-charging A's on Monday night when they meet in the opener of a three-game series that will determine the playoff fate of both...
(Eds: Angels 5, Rangers 4. With AP Photos.) By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer Torii Hunter hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels boosted their wild-card chances by rallying past the AL West-leading Texas Rangers 5-4 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Sunday.
Hunter's double into the left-center gap came off Joe Nathan (3...