Texas Rangers

Griffin battles in lieu of scratched Cashner
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The Rangers scratched Andrew Cashner from his start Tuesday night against the Mets at Citi Field with neck stiffness, instead starting right-hander A.J. Griffin.

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Kela returns to DL with sore right shoulder
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Less than three weeks removed from coming off the disabled list after battling right shoulder soreness, Keone Kela headed back to the 10-day DL on Tuesday, retroactive to Saturday, with the same injury. The Rangers purchased the contract of Ricardo Rodriguez from Double-A Frisco in a corresponding move.

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Rangers can't catch Mets despite 3 HRs
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For the second time in three games at Citi Field, the Mets took an early lead behind a flurry of home runs. This time, they even held on for the win.

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Perez moves up to face Montero in matinee
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The Rangers shuffled their rotation after Andrew Cashner was scratched on Tuesday, and left-hander Martin Perez will most likely start for Texas opposite Mets righty Rafael Montero at Citi Field on Wednesday.

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Cashner scratched; Griffin gets start for Texas
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Rangers right-hander Andrew Cashner has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night, with neck stiffness. Right-hander A.J. Griffin, who was scheduled to start on Wednesday, will start in Cashner’s place. The Rangers also placed reliever Keone Kela on the 10-day DL with shoulder soreness, retroactive to Saturday. […]

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10 years later, Andrus reflects on trade to Texas
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The big news around the Rangers on July 31 was, understandably, the trade of Yu Darvish to the Dodgers. There were a few different emotions around the clubhouse that day. But amidst all the chaos, it also marked an occasion that shaped how the Rangers have progressed as a franchise in the past decade.

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Ross strong in rehab, but return date TBD
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Tyson Ross demonstrated on Saturday night he is ready to return to the rotation, but the Rangers aren’t sure when that will be. The Rangers are off on Monday and Thursday this week, factors that will combine to delay Ross’ return.

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Cashner eyes fourth straight win vs. Mets
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Rookie right-hander Chris Flexen will make his third Major League start when the Mets open a two-game series with the Rangers on Tuesday at Citi Field. Right-hander Andrew Cashner, who is riding a three-game winning streak, will pitch for the Rangers.

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Rangers score 5 in 1st, but fade in loss to Twins
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The Twins overcame a five-run first-inning deficit with three home runs to edge the Rangers, 6-5, on Sunday at Target Field. Minnesota split the four-game set with the win in the finale and pulled within three games of Kansas City and Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card spot, while Texas remains four games back.

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Hard-headed Beltre homers, avoids injury
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Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre wasn’t too concerned about the bump on the head. That’s not what was bothering him after the Rangers’ 6-5 loss to the Twins on Sunday afternoon.

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Mazara backs masterful Hamels in win
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Left-hander Cole Hamels registered his 16th career complete game and Nomar Mazara hit a two-run home run to propel the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the Twins on Saturday night at Target Field. Texas and Minnesota are now both four games back of the Royals for the second American League Wild Card spot.

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Hamels changes pace in complete-game win
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Cole Hamels is back to being the undisputed ace of the Rangers’ pitching staff, and he pitched like one with a complete game in a 4-1 victory over the Twins on Saturday night.

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