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Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson had consecutive two-out, two-run singles in an early outburst for Colorado, and the Rockies held on for a 11-7 victory Saturday that ended the Texas Rangers' seven-game winning streak.
Before Colorado's four-run third against Colby Lewis (6-6), the Rangers hadn't even allowed more than three runs in a game during their winning streak. Wil Nieves and Dexter Fowler - the Nos. 8 and 9 batters - homered on consecutive pitches in the fifth off reliever Michael Kirkman for three more runs and an 11-1 lead.
Rex Brothers (3-2), the third Colorado pitcher, threw two scoreless innings despite allowing leadoff doubles in both.
Six players had at least two hits for the Rockies, who won for only the third time in 16 games. They got their first win in 11 games this season against AL West teams.
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A Texas Rangers fan celebrated his catch of a three-run home run by Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz by doing "the worm" during Saturday's game against the Colorado Rockies. Your browser does not support iframes. In the bottom of the fifth, the fan made his way onto the grassy area behind center field at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington and reached over the railing to...
Christian Friedrich took another step forward on Friday night.When it rains, it pours. The Rockies got a good performance from Christian Friedrich, but lost 4-1 to the Rangers.If things seemed like they couldn't get any worse for the Colorado Rockies, the Rangers had to choose this series for Roy Oswalt to make his Texas debut. The righty held out deep into the season before...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers have won seven games in a row, but for once the offense isn't leading the way.
The Rangers are hitting .280 as a team with 40 runs scored during the winning streak, but they are hitting just .258 over their last 15 games.
If you're looking for manager Ron Washington to juggle the lineup, keep looking.
"No doubt about it," Washington...
ARLINGTON, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington had one word of advice for struggling slugger Josh Hamilton: patience.
"That don't mean stop swinging the bat," Washington said. "It's just, start recognizing and swinging at strikes. Start thinking a little bit."
Hamilton struck out four times in an 0-for-5 outing Saturday, on the heels of Friday'...
Freddie Freeman is having another outstanding year for the Braves. With the towering first baseman in Fenway Park over the weekend for a series with the Red Sox, it's about time to break down his fantasy baseball value. Same for former Red Sox and current Colorado rockies shortstop Marco Scutaro. Scutaro has been solid at the plate and in the field for the Rockies this season...
Texas Rangers superstar Josh Hamilton’s life is a story of temptation, failure, and outright despair turned success and redemption as he overcame a crippling drug addiction to become one of the most feared hitters in all of baseball. Sure he’s had a couple of slip-ups over the last few years, but for the most part he’s been clean and sober since 2005, thanks in large part...
The Texas Rangers have surpassed 1.5 million in attendance with their franchise-record 22nd sellout of the season.
With an announced crowd of 45,407 for Sunday night's game against Colorado, the Rangers have a total home attendance of 1,532,530 in 35 dates. It is the fastest the team has reached that mark.
In 1994, the strike-shortened season that Rangers Ballpark opened, the...
Texas Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton and his wife, Katie, confirmed Friday they have agreed to the creation of a feature film about his life.
In a statement released before the Rangers' game against the Colorado Rockies, the Hamiltons said they were approached by actor/director Casey Affleck and Thunder Road Pictures.
''While they are not involved with the actual Hollywood...
During Saturday's Rockies/Rangers affair in Arlington, one Rangers fan who reeled in a Nelson Cruz home run ball in the fifth inning was a little excited to say the least.
Watch as he does the worm in celebration after catching the three-run homer:
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There may be only one thing that could prevent left-hander Matt Harrison from making his first All-Star team. That would be Harrison himself. On Sunday, Harrison demonstrated just how fragile his All-Star bid could be by pitching five shutout innings in Texas' 4-2 win over Colorado and then leaving with a slightly stiff back. The five innings put him in position to tie...
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Colorado at Texas, 20:05 ET
2. A Very Notable Other Game (With a Note on the MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Colorado at Texas, 20:05 ET
Regarding This Game, What the Big Deal Is
The big deal regarding this game is that 34-year-old right-hander...
The Rangers have promoted two pitchers from their minor league ranks to fill openings in the big league rotation. Familiar fantasy face, Roy Oswalt, is one of the two. The other is 23-year-old Justin Grimm, who debuted last week and was rather effective. Grimm was having a nice campaign in Double-A — nothing eye-popping, but he was among the most efficient pitchers in the...
Just when everyone thought the Texas Rangers could not get any stronger – they do. The team is riding their second longest winning streak of the season and continues to pace the AL West. By adding SP Roy Oswalt on a low-risk contract, Nolan Ryan’s squad looks like the favorite to play in the October Classic. As for Oswalt, he made his debut for Texas on Friday, June 22, 2012...
Righty Anthony Bass went on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. The 24-year-old Bass departed his last start
against the Texas Rangers after 60 pitches last Wednesday afternoon due to an inflamed right shoulder. He
received medication in hopes that the inflammation would allow him to make his next start. Bass said he
expects to return to the rotation when eligible around the All...
Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello has struggled in the past against the Texas Rangers, with Josh Hamilton doing some of that damage this year.
Porcello's worst career regular-season ERA against an AL opponent is the work of the high-scoring Rangers heading into the opener of a three-game set Monday night in Arlington.
The right-hander is 1-2 with a 12.27 ERA in three outings...