The Rangers have not slowed down with Carlos Gomez sidelined with a cyst behind his right shoulder. Instead they have been full-speed ahead with Delino DeShields once again showing what he can do when playing every day.
The Rangers have placed outfielder Carlos Gomez on the disabled list because of the cyst in the back of his right shoulder and have called up infielder Phil Gosselin from Triple-A Round Rock.
Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara lost a battle with the right-field wall Friday night, but lived to fight another day.
Nicky Delmonico’s second home run of the night — this one an inside-the-park shot — in the eighth inning lifted the White Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Rangers on Friday night. The loss dropped the Rangers to 2 1/2 games behind the Angels for the second Wild Card spot.
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The American League Wild Card race has a chance to be one of the most interesting ones we’ve seen in recent years. While the Yankees hold the top spot by 3 1/2 games, eight clubs — count ’em, eight — are within three games of the second berth, including the Rangers.
Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Alex Claudio have two of the slowest fastballs on the Rangers. Bibens-Dirkx averages 90.5 miles per hour with his fastball, and Claudio is at 86.7.
Finding one person to cite as the key to the Rangers’ turnaround is tough, but it just might be the player who has reinvented himself more than any other this season: Elvis Andrus.
All of a sudden, the Rangers are right back in the thick of the postseason chase.
Texas right-hander Andrew Cashner will try to start a new personal winning streak — and extend the Rangers’ to five — when he takes the mound on Friday night against James Shields and the White Sox at Globe Life Park.
Rangers outfielder Carlos Gomez lifted up his shirt Wednesday afternoon and showed why he has been out of the lineup for the past three days. It isn’t pretty.