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Right-hander Yu Darvish will start the Texas Rangers' first playoff game, whether that's a one-game playoff or the first of a five-game series. Manager Ron Washington made the announcement before Wednesday's game at the Oakland Athletics. "When we play again, he'll be our pitcher," Washington said. Darvish, who signed a six-year, $56 million contract over the offseason, finished the regular season with a 16-9 record and 3.90 ERA in 29 starts. The 26-year-old won his final four decisions and hasn't lost in his past six outings. He last pitched on Sunday, allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Angels. ''He was searching to find what he was capable of doing over here," Washington said of Darvish's first season since leaving Japan. "And I think he realizes now that competing in a relaxed, trusting and believing, that there was something he was searching for all year and he finally found it."
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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 outfielder and soon-to-be free agent, Josh Hamilton, will take the blame for his team losing the AL West on the final day on the regular season.During the 4th inning with the game tied 5-5, Hamilton misplayed an fly ball from Yoenis Cespedes with two outs. The error by Hamilton allowed the Athletics to score two additional runs in the inning. Texas eventually fell to...
If you still had a sick feeling in your stomach despite your team having a 5-1 lead in the fourth inning, you must be a Texas Rangers fan. For a team that has had an inflated sense of itself all season, Wednesday's 12-5 loss in Oakland seemed like an appropriate ending to the regular-season.
The Rangers left the champagne on ice, perhaps for good, because they put more value...
After a grinding stretch when the Texas Rangers lost nine of their last 13 games, and the AL West crown in the process, manager Ron Washington gave his players the day off Thursday.
They get a chance to start fresh Friday. One chance - or the season will be over for the two-time defending American League champions long before another World Series.
The Rangers are home Friday night...
It was almost too easy to call the demise of Ryan Dempster when he was dealt from the Cubs to the Rangers in July. DIPS theory will always have its share of headscratchers, but Dempster’s case was clear cut: with the Cubs, he managed a .242 BABIP and a 9.0% HR/FB compared to career marks of .301 and 10.5% respectively. Upon being moved out of one of the worst divisions and into...
Think maybe now the Texas Rangers will snap out of it?
The two-time defending American League champions have been mostly sleepwalking since the first two weeks of the season. They're a mere 43-40 since June 30. And on Wednesday afternoon, they got what they deserved.
A 12-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics in a winner-take-all game for the AL West title. A ticket to the wild-card...
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
So, after a historic collapse, it all comes down to tonight. One game against the Baltimore Orioles for the rights to play the New York Yankees in the ALDS. I couldn’t imagine a better situation for tonight’s game. Yu Darvish is pitching for Texas, and the Orioles have never faced him. On the other hand, [...]
Texas Rangers’ Week In Review — 5/7/12
Okay, this is too funny not to repost. And really, it's not that relevant. It's just plain funny.
Check out the reactions at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum after the A's comeback win 12-5 Wednesday over the Texas Rangers to win the AL West.
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