Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez makes his second start since coming off the disabled list when he goes up against right-hander Andrew Cashner and the Rangers on Wednesday night at Safeco Field.
General manager Jon Daniels is with the Rangers in Seattle this week for some of the usual end-of-the-year meetings. But Daniels said any decisions on the coaching staff for next year will not be addressed until after the season.
The Rangers struck for two runs in the top of the eighth inning to continue their Wild Card postseason push with a 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night.
Jake Diekman’s seventh appearance since returning from the disabled list may have been his most significant. This time the Rangers left-hander pitched 1 2/3 innings to nail down his first save of the year in the Rangers’ 4-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon.
Delino DeShields has re-emerged as a dynamic offensive force at the top of the Rangers’ lineup. But his improved defense is another reason why DeShields has pushed his name to the top of the list of potential starting center fielders in 2018.
The Rangers have a steep climb back into the American League Wild Card race, but manager Jeff Banister isn’t going to hold back until the end.
Newly-acquired Mariners right-hander Mike Leake will square off against Rangers southpaw Martin Perez for the second time in the past week when the two American League West rivals open a three-game series on Tuesday at Safeco Field still clinging to AL Wild Card hopes.
The Rangers kept their tenuous American League Wild Card hopes flickering by getting out of Southern California with a 4-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara was out of the lineup on Saturday night against the Angels with tightness in his left quad muscle. He was not happy about it.
Garrett Richards will be making his third start for the Angels since returning from the disabled list when he pitches against Rangers right-hander Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium.
Justin Upton homered twice to back a strong start from rookie Parker Bridwell as the Angels handed the Rangers their fifth straight loss and secured a series victory with a 2-0 win on Saturday night at Angel Stadium.
Bill Ziegler was hoping to get an autograph of his childhood idol, Ted Williams, when, as a 24-year-old, assistant trainer at Florida State University, he applied for the trainer’s job with the Washington Senators, whom Williams was managing.