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Jeffress moved to DL; Claiborne called up
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The Rangers made a pair of roster moves Thursday, placing right-handed reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the 10-day disabled list and purchasing the contract of right-hander Preston Claiborne from Triple-A Round Rock.

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Darvish, Tanaka to duel for first time in Majors
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Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka will meet for the first time in the Majors when the two Japanese right-handers square off in New York on Friday as the Rangers and Yankees open a three-game series.

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Rangers rope 4 homers to top Blue Jays
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The Rangers exploded for four home runs — including two from Carlos Gomez — and jumped out to an early lead they never relinquished in an 11-4 win over the Blue Jays in the series finale on Thursday at Globe Life Park.

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Go-Go, power Ranger! Carlos leads charge
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After playing five straight games following his return from the disabled list with a strained hamstring, Carlos Gomez got the day off on Wednesday to rest and recover. Whatever he did on that off-day evidently did wonders, as his career day catapulted the Rangers past the Blue Jays on Thursday, 11-4.

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King Felix set to return for opener vs. Astros
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Felix Hernandez is set to return to Safeco Field on Friday night as the Mariners open a three-game set against the Astros, who will arrive in the Pacific Northwest with the Majors’ best record.

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Cano slams door on Mariners' sweep of Tigers
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It’s taken the Mariners all season to climb over the .500 mark, but they finally made it as Robinson Cano cranked two home runs and a career high-tying six RBIs in a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Thursday night to complete a four-game series sweep.

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Happ tries to dethrone the Royals
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J.A. Happ will look to post a third straight quality start while Jake Junis hopes to keep the baseball in the yard when the Blue Jays and Royals play at Kauffman Stadium on Friday in the first game of a three-game series.

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Donaldson day to day with left knee soreness
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A freak accident has resulted in yet another Blue Jays injury, and this time, it involved star third baseman Josh Donaldson.

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Yasiel Puig admired a home run too long and the Mets had a cow about it
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For the second time in two weeks, Yasiel Puig has angered the baseball establishment and the traditionalists who run it. Last week, it was a middle finger to heckling fans after a homer, this time it’s admiring a homer too long for the New York Mets’ liking. [Fantasy Football is open! Sign up now] This […]

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MLB Power Rankings: NL West ruling the baseball world
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A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned gentleman whose neck is coated with sweat salt

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MLB Thursday scores, highlights, updates, news: Nola bounces back for Phillies
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Thursday serves as an off day for six teams. No worries, that still leaves 12 games on the docket — including six day games. Keep it here for all the news you need to know. Final scores Philadelphia Phillies 5, St. Louis Cardinals 1 (box score) Texas Rangers  11, Brewers 4 (box score) Milwaukee Brewers

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Was Dyson's bunt to break up perfect game bush league?
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Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander took a perfect game into the sixth inning Wednesday night, before having it spoiled by a one-out bunt single off the bat of Seattle Mariners speedster Jarrod Dyson. Verlander said he had no issues with the bunt after his outing, adding that it is part of Dyson's game. This comes […]

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