The Rangers opened the battle for first place in the American League West with a 7-3 victory over the Mariners at Globe Life Park on Friday night. The Rangers have won 10 of 13 and are now one game ahead of the Mariners in the division.
Had the Rangers pushed it, had they followed the 12-month timetable that was once considered somewhat standard for those bearing fresh Tommy John surgical scars, then Yu Darvish would have been in their Opening Day plans, sure.
The Rangers are inducting former All-Star infielder Michael Young into their Hall of Fame on July 30 before their game with the Royals.
Nomar Mazara continues to be the class of American League rookies. The Rangers outfielder was named AL Rookie of the Month for May after also winning the honor in April.
Manager Jeff Banister had an obvious goal as the Rangers went into extra innings against the Indians on Wednesday night. Banister was trying to pull off a sweep against the Indians without using his prime-time relievers. So he went with right-hander Luke Jackson and left-hander Alex Claudio. Banister said both threw the ball well, but […]
The Rangers probably didn’t expect outfielder Nomar Mazara to be in the big leagues this soon, and they certainly didn’t expect him to be so good so soon. But Mazara is here, he is producing numbers worthy of All-Star consideration and he has had an immediate impact on the division.
The Rangers are expecting Shawn Tolleson to be back in uniform on Friday, when the Rangers open a three-game series with the Mariners.
Yan Gomes sent a pitch from lefty Alex Claudio bouncing up the middle and into center field, scoring Lonnie Chisenhall and sending the Indians to a 5-4 walk-off victory over the Rangers in 11 innings on Wednesday night.
Right-hander Yu Darvish pitches for the Rangers against right-hander Taijuan Walker of the Mariners on Friday night when the two teams open a three-game series at Globe Life Park.
Rangers left-hander Cole Hamels will square off against Indians righty Trevor Bauer as Texas goes for a three-game sweep on Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
The Rangers did not have one player in the top five at their position in the first Esurance MLB All-Star Game ballot update released on Tuesday. It’s too bad they can’t have all their catchers combined into one single candidacy.