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The A’s opened a pivotal four-game series in Arlington against the Rangers on Monday with an 8-7 loss.
Both starting pitchers were shaky on the night, as Dan Straily and Nick Tepesch were hit around and ultimately earned no decisions for their efforts.
A.J. Pierzynski banged a two-run home run off the foul pole in the second against Straily, putting Texas up 2-0. The next inning, Ian Kinsler mashed a two-out RBI single to left, increasing the Rangers’ lead to 3-0.
The A’s hitters came to life in a big way in the fourth: John Jaso led off with a double, and advanced to third on a Yoenis Cespedes fielder’s choice (though he appeared to be tagged out by Adrian Beltre on the play). Brandon Moss continued his hot streak with an RBI single, making it 3-1 Rangers. Josh Donaldson walked, loading the bases with nobody out before Seth Smith drove in two more with a 2-run single.
The train kept rolling when Jed Lowrie lined an RBI double of his own (his 20th on the season), scoring Don...
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ARLINGTON, Texas It will take more than three stitches to keep the Rangers' Ian Kinsler out of a game.
Kinsler, who just returned from the disabled list over the weekend, suffered a cut on the left side of his face after a home plate collision in the third inning Tuesday.
Kinsler was cut by the mask of Oakland catcher John Jason when he scored from second on a single to center...
ARLINGTON, Texas It had been a while since the Rangers' bullpen had to protect a lead, but the Rangers' relief staff showed no signs of rust in Monday's 8-7 win over Oakland.
The bullpen retired the first 16 batters faced and helped the Rangers' offense, which finally showed some life, reclaim the lead for good.
"They settled it down and gave us a chance to...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers have made a pair of roster moves, putting Jeff Baker on the disabled list and optioned first baseman Chris McGuiness to Round Rock.
To take the roster spots, the team has recalled left-handed pitcher Joseph Ortiz and catcher Robinson Chirinos.
Baker is on the DL with a sprained right thumb. The move is retroactive to June 13. Baker hurt the thumb...
ARLINGTON, Texas Making a change for change's sake almost never works, but what the Rangers have been doing for six games isn't working, either.
The Rangers lost their sixth game in a row Sunday mainly because of a stagnant offense. The temptation is to shake things up, but manager Ron Washington would rather dig in and trust that things will turn around naturally.
The low point of that high five for Jeff Baker is a trip to the 15-day disabled list.
The Texas Rangers placed the utilityman on the DL with a sprained right thumb on Tuesday, five days after an over-exuberant high five from an unidentified teammate.
''It's frustrating when something is out of your control and it's non-baseball related,'' Baker said. '...
Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is back on the field with stitches on his face and blood on his jersey after a vicious collision at home plate.
The start of the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game against Oakland was delayed for several minutes while Kinsler was getting treatment.
When Kinsler slid feet-first into home in the bottom of the third, his helmet came...
Doing his best hockey player imitation, Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler returned to the game after receiving stitches following a violent collision at home plate that left his face bloodied. The collision occurred during the third inning of the team’s game against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday when Kinsler slid feet-first on a single [...]The post Like a hockey player...
The Oakland Athletics have become a hot item in the AL West, as they have emerged into first place in the division. Oakland fans have been doing their trademark “Bernie Lean” with a bit more enthusiasm since the A’s three game sweep of the Yankees last week; however the Seattle Mariners might be the team to slow their roll.
The A’s have been flaunting their talented pitching...
The Texas Rangers need some help. They were leading the American League West for much of the early part of the season, and it looked like they would run away with the division. Now though, the Rangers are two games behind the first place Oakland A's. Help may not be coming for the offense very soon, but the bullpen could get some relief soon. Joakim Soria is on his way...
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...
So, Bud Selig, about that whole Oakland A's moving to Santa Clara thing. Any chance we might be able to speed up the process? No rush or anything, but you might want to know that the O.co Coliseum, where the A's currently play, is flooded with raw sewage. That seems kind of relevant, no?
Yes, it is apparently an ugly sight at O.co right now as both the A's and the...
A day removed from the O.Co Coliseum’s team clubhouse level turned into a scene from “Slumdog Millionaire,” higher-ups with the A’s are speaking out on the catastrophe, and the recurring theme: We’ve been to this poo-stained rodeo before.
Here’s owner Lew Wolff, via Carl Steward:
Wolff said this was just the latest issue of many the A’s have encountered with the Coliseum’s...