TEXAS RANGERS NEWS

Rangers can't find swing vs. Ross, Padres in loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyson Ross held Texas to three hits in seven innings and hit an RBI single, and the San Diego Padres won 7-0 on Monday night, handing the Rangers just their third loss in 10 games. The Rangers dropped four games behind first-place Houston in the AL West and remained in the second AL wild-card spot. The dominating performance by Ross (10-9) allowed him to reach double...
Via AP on Fox
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Rangers can't find swing vs. Ross, Padres in loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Tyson Ross held Texas to three hits in seven innings and hit an RBI single, and the San Diego Padres won 7-0 on Monday night, handing the Rangers just their third loss in 10 games. The Rangers dropped four games behind first-place Houston in the AL West and remained in the second AL wild-card spot. The dominating performance by Ross (10-9) allowed him to reach double...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Young Kela standing tall in Rangers' bullpen

Keone Kela is just 22 years of age, but the right-hander is currently assuming a crucial role in the Texas Rangers' bullpen.  He came through on Saturday during the Rangers' sweep of the Baltimore Orioles at Globe Life Park in Arlington, defusing a rally attempt by the O's by striking out Manny Machado in the latest instance of his emergence. As Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Padres-Rangers Preview

The last time the Texas Rangers faced the San Diego Padres, they were stumbling through July. This time around, the Rangers are one of the hottest teams in baseball. Texas looks to keep rolling as it starts a season-high road trip against San Diego on Monday night. The Rangers (68-61) look to cap a strong August that boosted them into the second wild-card spot. They've won four straight...
Via Fox Sports
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Padres-Rangers Preview

The last time the Texas Rangers faced the San Diego Padres, they were stumbling through July. This time around, the Rangers are one of the hottest teams in baseball. Texas looks to keep rolling as it starts a season-high road trip against San Diego on Monday night. The Rangers (68-61) look to cap a strong August that boosted them into the second wild-card spot. They've won four straight...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: vital west coast road trip at hand

The Texas Rangers finished their home stand by sweeping the Baltimore Orioles and finishing 4-2 during the six games. The home stand started rocky with Shawn Tolleson blowing the save against the Toronto Blue Jays and being blown out in game two, 12-4. The team bounced back to win the last four games of the home stand, and they will hit the road for an 11-day 10-game road trip starting...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Hamilton nearing activation from DL but 'not ready' for full-time duty

A balky right knee has kept Josh Hamilton out of action for the Texas Rangers since August 16, but the club is hoping to activate him from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. However, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News Hamilton isn't quite 'ready' to resume full-time playing duties for the hard-charging Rangers, who won again on Sunday thanks on the strength of a...
Via Fox Sports
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Rangers-Padres Preview

The last time the Texas Rangers faced the San Diego Padres, they were stumbling through July. This time around, the Rangers are one of the hottest teams in baseball. Texas looks to keep rolling as it starts a season-high road trip against San Diego on Monday night. The Rangers (68-61) look to cap a strong August that boosted them into the second wild-card spot. They've won four straight...
Via AP on Fox
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Holland spectacular in Rangers' shutout win over Orioles

Derek Holland has embraced his inner Ricky Vaughn, sporting the haircut of the Charlie Sheen character in "Major League" and even coming out to the "Wild Thing" music before his start Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles. There was just one problem with the act Sunday – Holland was anything but wild. Instead his was masterful, authoring the best start by a Texas pitcher this...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Holland Ks 11 for Texas in 6-0 win over O's for 3-game sweep

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Derek Holland struck out every Baltimore batter while throwing a three-hitter for his eighth career shutout, leading the Texas Rangers over the Orioles 6-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep. Holland (2-1), in his third start since coming off the disabled list, matched a career high with 11 strikeouts. He walked none and hit a batter with a pitch. The left...
Via AP on Fox
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Rangers' reliance on Tolleson grows with each save

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ Having earned saves in each of the last two games, Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson could have used a day off Saturday. Yet with the Rangers holding onto a 4-3 lead over Orioles, there was Tolleson again on the mound in the ninth inning. "It was a tough decision," Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. "We've got to find an opportunity to get him a day or two down...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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Wilson hit helps Rangers match 2014 win total

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ The Texas Rangers are getting offensive production from the catching spot regardless of who's behind the plate. Saturday night it was Bobby Wilson's chance to shine. Wilson delivered the game-winning double in the sixth inning after Baltimore manager Buck Showalter opted to walk Will Venable to get to Wilson. That move proved to be key as the Rangers made...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilson's RBI fuels Rangers in 4-3 win over Orioles

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Bobby Wilson lined a tie-breaking single with two out in the sixth inning, and Adrian Beltre hit his 13th home run as the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday night. The Rangers have won three straight and increased their lead for the second AL wild card to 1 1/2 games. The Orioles have lost 10 of their last 12, dropping 4 1/2 games behind...
Via AP on Fox
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The Texas Rangers are firing on all cylinders

It took over four months, but the Texas Rangers are finally syncing in all facets of the game. Texas has shown flashes of dominant pitching, elite offense, and even the occasional flash of a competitive bullpen. But not until the month of August has all of this come together to form one of the better teams in the American League. The start of the 2015 season was one of the more...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameraman hit by baseball, flexes as if nothing happened

I’m sure that everyone reading this has been to a baseball game at least once. That said, everyone knows that before every game, there is a disclaimer that fans in attendance should watch out for loose balls or even bats that may leave the field. On top of the fans, this goes for the television crews that are working the game. It just so happens that in last night’s game between...
Via Campus Sports Net
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Ambitious cameraman at Rangers game gets hit by Gimenez homer

This cameraman at Globe Life Park took one for the team -- literally -- on Friday night. When Texas Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez sent a deep drive toward the center-field seats in the fifth inning, the cameraman out there was so focused on tracking the ball that he didn't realize it was coming right at him. The ball struck the cameraman on the right shoulder, but it didn't faze...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Gimenez hits cameraman with home run (Video)

Texas Rangers catcher Chris Gimenez hit a cameraman with his solo home run in the fifth inning of Friday night's game against Baltimore. The ball bounced off the arm and shoulder of cameraman Dick Sosa before changing direction and landing in the stands. To Sosa's credit, he didn't even flinch. Now that's a true professional.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout...
Via Holdout Sports
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Ranger Chris GImenez hit a cameraman in the shoulder with this solo HR last night

Texas Rangers slugger...Chris Gimenez hits cameraman Vic Soso with a solo home run to center field, giving the Rangers a 2-1 lead over the Orioles in the 5th last night.Didn't even flinch...Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
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Hamels dazzles as Rangers top Orioles

Just when it seemed like Texas left-hander Cole Hamels was starting to struggle Friday night he flipped a switch. After that it was all over for the Baltimore Orioles. Hamels had his best performance since being acquired from Philadelphia last month as the Rangers opened a key series with a 4-1 victory. The win moved the Rangers four back of Houston in the American League West and...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamels strikes out 10, Rangers beat Orioles

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Cole Hamels delivered his best performance yet for the Texas Rangers, striking out 10 in eight innings Friday night during a 4-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Star outfielder Adam Jones started for the Orioles, a day after he ran into a wall and was forced to leave, but Baltimore lost for the eighth time in nine games. Hamels (2-1) gave up one run and two...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Phillies' prospect J.P. Crawford a future All-Star?

The Philadelphia Phillies have quality depth in the farm system, but at the very top resides shortstop, J.P. Crawford. Crawford was drafted with the 16th pick in the 2013 MLB draft. Coming out, Crawford was said to be a true shortstop meaning he was projected to be drafted and remain a shortstop for his entire career. So far he has done nothing but live up to expectations and given...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers add lefty Faulkner to bullpen

ARLINGTON, Texas –€“ The Texas Rangers added another left-hander to the bullpen Friday by calling up Andrew Faulkner from Triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers sent Nick Martinez, who was called up yesterday to serve as the long man, back to Round Rock where he was expected to start Friday night. Faulkner has been dominant since moving from the rotation to the bullpen at Double-A...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies promote right-hander Asher to make major league debut Sunday

Right-hander Alec Asher, among the players acquired in the blockbuster deal for Cole Hamels, will make his major league debut on Sunday for the Philadelphia Phillies.One of five prospects the Phillies received from the Texas Rangers, Asher will face the San Diego Padres as he takes the starting slot of struggling veteran Jerome Williams. The 23-year-old Asher went 2-0 with a 2.08...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Batted-Ball Velocity, Adrian Beltre, and Xander Bogaerts

In batted-ball velocity numbers, we’ve got a new toy. It’s hard to know exactly how to use it, as it goes with many new statistical toys. Without even a full year of sample size, we have no idea how accurate the data coming in is, how sticky batted-ball velocity is year to year, or how much of a skill it is. Even worse, the data is incomplete — velocity without angle is somewhat...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Profar begins rehab stint with Class-A after lengthy time away

Considering his myriad of medical concerns, it's rather amazing that Texas Rangers infielder is still just 22 years of age.On Thursday, Profar began a rehab stint with the Class-A Hickory, one of the Rangers' affiliates. His appearance on the field is the first major baseball activity Profar has had since undergoing labrum surgery back in July in an attempt to remedy the ongoing...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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