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David Price beat Texas for the first time in 10 career starts and the Tampa Bay Rays won 5-2 Sunday night, becoming the first team to take a series from the Rangers this season.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and an RBI and Price earned his fourth victory in five starts. Tampa Bay touched up starter Derek Holland (2-2) for five extra-base hits in a nine-hit outburst.
Price (4-1) struck out six and walked one in 6 1-3 innings.
Fernando Rodney loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth, then jammed Ian Kinsler on a soft liner back to the mound for his seventh save.
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The official word on Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria was that he had soreness behind his left knee and would undergo further testing Tuesday.
"Kind of a day-to-day gig right now," manager Joe Maddon said.
Longoria was hurt while caught stealing in the third inning. His foot got caught on the foot of Seattle Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan, who tagged him out...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- David Price beat Texas for the first time in 10 career starts and the Tampa Bay Rays won 5-2 Sunday night, becoming the first team to take a series from the Rangers this season.
Ben Zobrist had three hits and an RBI and Price earned his fourth victory in five starts. Tampa Bay touched up Texas starter Derek Holland (2-2) for five extra-base hits in a nine...
Evan Longoria made his second attempt to reach his 2011 steals total (3) on Monday night, but his left knee prevented him from getting there.
Longoria was caught stealing for the third time this year and injured his knee in the process, forcing him to exit early from the Rays' 3-2 win over the Mariners on Monday night.
There isn't much to update as to the extent of the...
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton left Sunday night's game against Tampa Bay with stiffness in his back.
Hamilton, the American League's home run leader with nine, is day-to-day. He got his AL-leading 25th RBI on a single to center field in the first inning, scoring Elvis Andrus.
In the same inning, Hamilton, who also leads the league in total bases and slugging percentage...
Elliot Johnson hit an RBI single with one out in the 12th inning, giving the Tampa Bay Rays a 3-2, comeback victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Playing before a crowd of just 9,458 - smallest at Tropicana Field since September 2007 - the Rays twice rallied from one-run deficits before winning it against Brandon League (0-2), who failed to hold a 2-1 lead the Mariners...
ARLINGTON, Texas There's been a playoff atmosphere at Rangers Ballpark, and it's not just because the Rangers have been playing the Yankees and Rays.
Saturday's game marked the fifth consecutive sellout, a new club record. Sunday night's series finale with the Rays is also a guaranteed sellout, which will stretch the streak to six games the entire homestand.
TORONTO Statistically speaking, Josh Hamilton is Matt Kemp.
Entering Monday, here were Hamilton's Triple Crown numbers and rank in the American League: .395 average (second), nine home runs (first) and 25 RBI (first).
And Kemp in the National League: .425 (first), 11 home runs (first) and 24 RBI (tied for first).
Hamilton's Rangers were 16-6, best record in the league...
Apparently you can beat the Rangers, but you can’t keep them down.
After last night’s ugliest of games, the boys bounced back with a pretty dominating win tonight. They got on the board in the 1st with two runs on a single by Josh Hamilton …. and they never looked back.
Colby Lewis was a huge part of tonight’s win. Maybe the biggest part. He pitched six solid innings...
Yu Darvish won his third straight start, Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday night.
Darvish (4-0) allowed his first home run but remained unbeaten in five major league starts. He gave up one run and four hits in seven innings, walked two and struck out nine.
In winning his past three starts, Darvish has allowed just...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Colby Lewis allowed one run in six innings, Josh Hamilton had a two-run single and the Texas Rangers snapped Tampa Bay's six-game winning streak, beating the Rays 7-2 Saturday night.
Lewis (3-0) allowed three hits and three walks to improve to 4-0 in his career against the Rays. Tampa Bay's only scoring off Lewis came on Matt Joyce's second-inning...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Hideki Matsui has signed a minor league contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, and the two-time AL All-Star will report Wednesday to extended spring training in Port Charlotte.
Tampa Bay wants to add depth in the outfield and at designated hitter. The 37-year-old has played nine seasons in the major leagues, including seven with the New York Yankees.
Ron Washington’s 60th birthday will probably not be described as a happy one. The Japanese media treated him to a cake this afternoon, but then Joe Maddon and the Rays handed the Rangers their first series loss of the season. And their first regular season series loss since last August.
Derek Holland had a fantastic 1st inning and even got a run of support right away.
Following a brief road trip, the Tampa Bay Rays get the chance to add to the best home record in the majors.
Another superb start from Jeremy Hellickson at Tropicana Field might help, but he'll have to outperform Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez to win a third straight start in Monday night's four-game series opener.
Playing its only road series in a span of more than...