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Toronto Blue Jays
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus both hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays won their fourth game in a row, beating the sliding Texas Rangers 6-1 on Saturday.
Even with the unexpected early return of second baseman Ian Kinsler from his rehabilitation assignment, the Rangers' season-long losing streak reached five games. All of those losses are at home, and they've dropped 10 of 14 overall to fall out of first place in the AL West.
Lind put the Blue Jays ahead to stay in the first, when his seventh homer of the season ricocheted high off pole down the right field line. Rasmus hit his 12th homer, and second in two games, in the fourth to make it 4-0.
Those homers accounted for all four runs off Josh Lindblom (0-2), who went six innings on his 26th birthday. The right-hander struck out two in his third start in place of injured Alexi Ogando.
R.A. Dickey (6-8) gave up one run in 5 2-3 innings, even though he allowed 10 base runners (seven hits and t...
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Adam Lind followed up a sublime 2011 campaign with one of the biggest flops of all time. After hitting 26 homers in 2011, he hit only 11 in 2012, and he only scored 28 runs while knocking in a measly 45. Injury clearly had something to do with it, as he only got 353 plate appearances in 2012. Regardless, Lind entered the 2013 fantasy baseball season with an ADP of the 44th first...
ARLINGTON, Texas Nolan Ryan had plans to be the kind of father who was around a lot on Father's Day.
Ryan thought he'd retire from baseball in his early 30s and then take up coaching sons Reid and Reese through their Little League days.
Of course that didn't happen as Ryan ended his Hall of Fame career with 324 victories and 5,714 strikeouts at the age of 46.
Texas Rangers infielder Jeff Baker wasn't in the lineup Friday night because of a sprained right thumb. This in and of itself isn't newsworthy.However, the manner in which Baker injured himself certainly is.Baker was unable to grip a bat Friday after receiving an "over-the-top high-five" from one of his teammates during pregame handshakes Thursday. This is according...
Ricky Romero is certainly facing an uphill battle. The former All-Star is biding his time in Triple A Buffalo trying to prove to everyone he still has what it takes. On Friday, he sure made everyone took notice. Friday night was the second game of the new and improved Ricky Romero. In a recent article by John Lott of the National Post, Romero said he was "ditching" his...
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler has been activated from the Disabled List and bat leadoff for the Rangers in Toronto. Kinsler, no stranger to injury has missed nearly a month with an intercostal strain and will return to face RA Dickey and the Blue Jays.The 30-year-old second baseman has stayed healthy the past two seasons, playing in 155 and 157 games after playing in...
Chien-Ming Wang won for the first time in more than a year, Colby Rasmus homered for a third straight game, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a four-game sweep by beating the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.
The Rangers lost their sixth in a row and fell to 1-6 on a season-high, 11-game homestand. Texas has dropped six straight for the first time since...
Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus both hit two-run homers and the Toronto Blue Jays won their fourth game in a row, beating the sliding Texas Rangers 6-1 on Saturday.
Even with the unexpected early return of second baseman Ian Kinsler from his rehabilitation assignment, the Rangers' season-long losing streak reached five games. All of those losses are at home, and they've dropped...
In 150 at-bats back in 2011, Brett Lawrie captured our attention and imagination. “If he could hit nine homers in such a short time, Lawrie could have 30-homer potential over the course of a full season,” is likely a sentence you read before the 2012 season. It’s probably a sentence I wrote, as a matter of fact. In the season and a half since though, Lawrie has hit just 16...
June 14 looks promising for injured Texas Rangers nearing returns. With Ian Kinsler already on a rehab assignment, focus can shift toward other key players soon to return. Within the next few weeks, the Rangers expect to have first baseman Mitch Moreland and pitchers Alexi Ogando, Colby Lewis, and Joakim Soria back on their active rosters. Here are their latest updates as of...
Fanning five and only allowing five hits over seven scoreless innings, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chien-Ming Wang stifled Rangers batters on Sunday in Arlington, Texas. After opting out of Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the 33-year-old Wang (1-0, 3.14 ERA) signed a one-year contract worth $500,000 last week to become a Blue Jay. Impressing with the New York Yankees affiliate before...
Add this one to the list of strange injuries. The Texas Rangers were without the services of Jeff Baker last night. The reason? Baker suffered a sprained thumb after high-fiving a teammate. The injury was bad enough to keep him out of last night's lineup and list him as day-to-day.
According to Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest, Baker's thumb was bent back all...
History tells us that these things happen to empires. The Mayans disappeared. The Spanish Armada sank. Springsteen put out Devils and Dust. The Yankees, the mightiest dynasty in sports - (after the Chinese Ping-Pong team of the 1970s), have collapsed. This is not a drill. Make your way to the exits. Women and children first. We practiced for this, people. We tracked this storm...
In their return home, the Toronto Blue Jays will seek to extend their longest win streak in two seasons while helping Josh Johnson register his first victory with the club.
After taking a couple extra days to heal a blister, Johnson will try to end his drought with another strong outing against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
After dropping the opener to a six-game trip,...
The Oakland Athletics have taken control of the AL West in part because of the Texas Rangers' struggles on their longest homestand of the season.
The A's will try to add to those woes while padding their advantage in a four-game series that begins Monday night.
Oakland trailed by one game in the division after Texas won the opener of an 11-game homestand last Monday. The...