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  1. Charlie Blackmon ties Rockies record with six hits against the D-Backs

    Apr 4, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Colorado Rockies

    Charlie Blackmon tied a Rockies franchise record with six hits against the Diamondbacks on Friday.

  2. 2014 Preview: Chicago White Sox

    Feb 27, 2014, 2:08 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Cleveland Indians

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Chicago White Sox. The Big Question: Can the White Sox rebuild the league’s worst lineup on the fly? Chicago…

  3. Ron Washington unveils his planned Rangers lineup

    Feb 19, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

    ron washington getty

    Rangers manager Ron Washington already has a lineup and batting order in mind for the regular season and he shared it with reporters today: LF Shin-Soo Choo SS Elvis Andrus 1B Prince Fielder 3B Adrian Beltre RF Alex Rios DH Mitch Moreland C Geovany Soto 2B Jurickson Profar CF Leonys Martin No big surprises, although…

  4. Rangers to make $14 million qualifying offer to Nelson Cruz

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Texas acquired Alex Rios to fill the right field void following Nelson Cruz‘s suspension, but then the Rangers welcomed Cruz back for Game 163 and now keeping him around for 2014 looks like a realistic possibility too. Cruz is a free agent and Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will…

  5. So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway?

    Oct 22, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Josh Phegley, Jerry Meals, Billy Butler

    This kind of doubles as a “what’s the market for Kendrys Morales?” post, too. Anyway, the Royals have let it be known that Billy Butler is available, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. Had they done this a year ago, they would have been in line for a nice return. Now? Probably not so much. Butler…

  6. Rangers have no answer for the Rays’ stars

    Sep 30, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    Evan Longoria

    The simple fact is that things lined up better for the Rays than they did for the Rangers in Monday’s one-game playoff. With no maneuvering necessary, the Rays had their 2012 AL Cy Young Award winner, David Price, ready to the take the mound. The Rangers, having used Yu Darvish on Sunday, were forced to…

  7. Alex Rios cuts Rays’ lead to 4-2 with RBI double

    Sep 30, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    Alex Rios AP

    The Rays added a run in the top of the sixth inning with an RBI double by David DeJesus, but the Rangers fought right back in the bottom-half of the frame. After Elvis Andrus reached on a one-out single and stole second base, Alex Rios delivered a double off the left field wall to cut…

  8. The Rangers are on the board against the Rays in Game 163

    Sep 30, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Ian Kinsler

    The Rays extended their lead to 3-0 lead on the strength of a two-run homer by Evan Longoria in the top of the third inning, but Rangers are beginning to chip away. Craig Gentry led off the bottom of the third inning with a single and moved over to second base on a ground out…

  9. The lineups for Game 163 have been posted

    Sep 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz, Gary Pettis

    Rays vs. Rangers for the right to play on. Here are the lineups: RANGERS 2B Ian Kinsler SS Elvis Andrus RF Alex Rios 3B Adrian Beltre C A.J. Pierzynski DH Nelson Cruz 1B Mitch Moreland LF Craig Gentry CF Leonys Martin P Martin Perez Cruz in the lineup will cause some moralists to get the vapors, but maybe they can fan themselves with the CBA…

  10. The Rangers will activate Nelson Cruz on Monday

    Sep 29, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    nelson cruz ap

    MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan is reporting that the Rangers will activate outfielder Nelson Cruz in time for Monday’s Game 163 against the Rays. Cruz finished serving his 50-game suspension handed down by commissioner Bud Selig for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal. Cruz left with an .841 OPS in 452 trips to the plate, ranking among…

  11. Rays fall into tie with Indians for wild card spots, Rangers one back

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    The AL wild card battle tightened up Friday, with the Rays losing in Toronto and both the Indians and Rangers gaining a game. The current standings: Rays: 90-70 (two in Toronto) Indians: 90-70 (two in Minnesota) Rangers: 89-71 (two vs. Angels) The Rays, who had won seven straight, were undone by some sloppy defense in…

  12. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 24, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs

    Pirates 2, Cubs 1: And with that the Pirates are going to the playoffs. It’s so strange, though, how even though it’s the franchise that has lost for the past 20 years — even though it’s just the laundry which has been shut out so long — that we sort of passively put all that…

  13. Alex Rios hits for the cycle against the Astros

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers' Rios is congratulated by teammate Andrus and manager Washington after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers outfielder Alex Rios became the third player this year to hit for the cycle Monday, doing so in just six innings against the hapless Astros. Oddly enough, all three cycles this year have been contained entirely within the AL West. The Angels’ Mike Trout had one in May against the Mariners, and the Astros’…

  14. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:07 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v St. Louis Cardinals

    Cardinals 9, Pirates 2: And the sweep. Four losses in a row overall for Pittsburgh which is back in wild card territory, looking up at the Cards, still stuck on 81 wins.  Michael Wacha pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only two hits, and drove in two runs to boot. He hasn’t allowed a run in 19 and two-thirds…

  15. Play of the Day: Kole Calhoun comes out of nowhere to make a sliding grab

    Sep 8, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Cleveland Indians

    Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun made a fantastic sliding catch in the top of the seventh today against the Rangers. Reliever Michael Kohn was trying to hold onto a 3-2 lead with runners on second and third and one out when Elvis Andrus popped up a first-pitch fastball into shallow right-center field just behind second base.…

  16. Billy Butler goes 5-for-5, gets removed for pinch-runner

    Sep 5, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT

    Billy Butler

    When Billy Butler led off the bottom of the ninth with a single Thursday in a tie game against the Mariners, it gave him his third career five-hit game. It was also the end of his day; the Royals pulled him in favor of Pedro Ciriaco. The switch didn’t work out — Ciriaco was left…

  17. Rangers will welcome back suspended Nelson Cruz if they make the playoffs

    Aug 30, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    Confirming reports from earlier this week, manager Ron Washington said today that the Rangers would add Nelson Cruz to the roster if they make the playoffs. Cruz was suspended for 50 games on August 5 as part of his connection to the Biogenesis clinic and initially Pedro Gomez of ESPN reported that the Rangers would…

  18. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 27, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    St. Louis Cardinals Allen Craig hits a grand slam home run during the seventh inning of their National League MLB baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in St. Louis

    Cardinals 8, Reds 6: Down 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh, Allen Craig launched his first career grand slam to rally the redbirds. Matt Holliday had a three run homer. The win puts the Cards a half game ahead of the Pirates in the Central. Cincinnati is three and a half back. Dodgers 6,…

  19. Rangers sac bunt in third, score 11 runs

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

    Leonys Martin

    It was just the way Ron Washington drew it up. Ian Kinsler, the Rangers’ No. 3 hitter, bunted two runners with none out in the bottom of the third with Texas up 2-1 on Houston tonight. An intentional walk to Adrian Beltre followed. Then came the 11 runs. 11! Here’s the whole gory inning: -…

  20. Leury Garcia heads to the White Sox as the player to be named later in the Alex Rios trade

    Aug 11, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT

    leury garcia getty

    Alex Rios was traded from the White Sox to the Rangers on Friday for a player to be named later. It is later, and that player has now been named. Below is the announcement from the official Twitter feed of the Chicago White Sox. The pronunciation key (lay-OOH-ree) is a pretty nice touch. The #WhiteSox…

  21. Alex Rios goes 2-for-3 with a triple in Rangers debut

    Aug 10, 2013, 11:15 PM EDT

    Alex Rios

    Alex Rios made quite the impression in his first game as a Ranger, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a game-tying RBI triple in the eighth inning, as the Rangers defeated the Astros 5-4. The Rangers acquired Rios yesterday for Leury Garcia, a 22-year-old infield prospect who made his Major League debut earlier this season…

  22. White Sox call up Avisail Garcia to replace Alex Rios

    Aug 9, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    Avisail Garcia

    Immediately after trading Alex Rios to the Rangers this afternoon the White Sox called up Avisail Garcia to replace him in their outfield, adding the 22-year-old less than two weeks after they acquired him from the Tigers in the Jake Peavy deal. Garcia is an interesting player in that he’s been young for every level…

  23. Rangers acquire Alex Rios from White Sox

    Aug 9, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    Texas has found a replacement right fielder for the suspended Nelson Cruz. Yesterday we learned that the Rangers put in the winning waiver claim for Alex Rios, setting up a potential trade with the White Sox, and Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com reports that the two sides have agreed to a deal. Rios can’t replace Cruz’s…

  24. Rangers put in waiver claim for Alex Rios

    Aug 8, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

    Alex Rios

    Just before the July 31 trade deadline the Pirates were said to be close to acquiring Alex Rios from the White Sox, but that deal fizzled and now like most players this month Rios was placed on waivers. Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Rangers were awarded the waiver claim on Rios, which means…

  25. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 6, 2013, 6:34 AM EDT

    Minnesota Twins v Kansas City Royals

    Royals 13, Twins 0: Hard to envision any more of a domination than this. A four hit shutout for Jeremy Guthrie while the Royals offense puts up a baker’s dozen. Jamey Carroll was literally the most effective pitcher of the game for the Twins. Eric Hosmer drove in five. Dodgers 3, Cardinals 2: Fifteen straight…

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