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

    Sep 27, 2013, 11:51 PM EST

    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…

  2. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 27, 2013, 6:32 AM EST

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Texas Rangers

    Rangers 6, Angels 5: They were up then down then bang! Jurickson Profar with the walkoff blast. This one would’ve been way easier, however, if Mitch Moreland, Ian Kinsler and Adrian Beltre all hadn’t committed errors in the second inning, allowing three unearned runs. But it was a must-win game and the Rangers won. Indians 6, Twins 5: A win,…

  3. Indians, Rangers survive: wild card standings stay unchanged

    Sep 26, 2013, 11:58 PM EST

    Jurickson Profar

    After the Rays made a sweep in Yankee Stadium look as easy as can be, the Indians and Rangers injected some drama into the AL wild card race before eking out one-run victories. The Indians seemed to have things well in hand against the Twins after scoring three runs in fourth and taking a 6-1…

  4. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  5. Ian Kinsler has an injury, but won’t say where it is

    Sep 11, 2013, 1:55 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    Ian Kinsler is limited to designated hitter duties today because of an injury, which apparently stems from last night’s game, but when asked for details the Rangers second baseman declined to provide any answer other than to insist it’s minor. Or as Todd Willis of ESPN Dallas writes: “He said the injury is somewhere above…

  6. Rangers sac bunt in third, score 11 runs

    Aug 19, 2013, 9:51 PM EST

    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: -…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EST

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  8. Rangers snag Adam Rosales off waivers from A’s

    Aug 2, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

    Adam Rosales, Mike Gallego

    Adam Rosales cleared waivers last month the first time the A’s sent him down, but he was picked up this time, with the Rangers choosing to add him to their infield. The 30-year-old Rosales was hitting .193/.268/.319 over 135 at-bats in his two stints with the A’s this season. He’s a lifetime .220/.289/.334 hitter with…

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

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:03 AM EST

    Carlos Gomez

    Brewers 4, Reds 3: Holy moly that was a crazy game-ending catch for Carlos Gomez, robbing Joey Votto of the go-ahead home run: Incredible. Rays 7, Twins 4: The Rays continue to roll, winning their ninth in ten chances. Joe Maddon talked about his team going ten games over .500: “The thing I like is…

  10. Jurickson Profar making first career start in the outfield tonight

    Jul 6, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Jurickson Profar Getty

    Rangers manager Ron Washington first floated the possibility last month, but it’s finally happening. Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram brings word that Jurickson Profar will make his first career start in left field in tonight’s game against the Astros. The 20-year-old has never played the outfield in pro ball, but the Rangers have had…

  11. All-Star voting update: down the stretch they come!

    Jul 2, 2013, 5:06 PM EST

    2013 All Star Game Logo

    Fan voting ends Thursday. Here are the results through yesterday for both leagues as we hit the home stretch: AMERICAN LEAGUE FIRST BASE 1. Chris Davis, Orioles, 5,468,703 2. Prince Fielder, Tigers, 3,280,681 3. Albert Pujols, Angels, 1,140,420 4. Mike Napoli, Red Sox, 1,123,281 5. Mitch Moreland, Rangers, 1,007,675 SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, Yankees,…

  12. Derek Holland dominates the Yankees

    Jun 27, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Derek Holland

    Yesterday R.A. Dickey tossed a Maddux, which is defined as a shutout in under 100 pitches. Today it’s Derek Holland. Holland, who had given up four earned runs in each of his past three starts was doing no such thing today. He handcuffed the Yankees, allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out…

  13. The Rangers plan to make Jurickson Profar a “functional left fielder”

    Jun 17, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Jurickson Profar

    As we noted over the weekend, when second baseman Ian Kinsler was activated from the disabled list, the Rangers decided to keep Jurickson Profar in the majors rather than send him back down to Triple-A Round Rock. The plan is to use him in a super-utility role moving forward, which will likely include some exposure…

  14. Rangers activate Ian Kinsler from disabled list, keep Jurickson Profar around

    Jun 15, 2013, 2:00 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler AP

    Ian Kinsler has been activated from the disabled list and will bat leadoff and play second base this afternoon against the Blue Jays. In turn, the Rangers have optioned Leury Garcia to Triple-A Round Rock and will keep Jurickson Profar around in a utility role. Kinsler has been sidelined since May 17 due to a…

  15. Ian Kinsler has a setback

    May 29, 2013, 5:43 PM EST

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    From MLB.com: Ian Kinsler has developed a stress reaction in his right ribcage and will be sidelined for at least two more weeks. He is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday but he has not resumed baseball activities. He’s been on the DL since May 18. More time for Jurickson Profar, who has…

  16. Nice slide, Ian Kinsler

    May 17, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Darvish vs. Verlander was the draw, but neither of them were all that sharp. As such, this first inning slide from Ian Kinsler, given the GIF treatment by Drew Sheppard, was easily the highlight of last night’s Tigers-Ranger ballgame: If I had the skills I’d insert audio over that with Kinsler saying “My face! My…

  17. April leaders: MLB’s best after one month

    May 1, 2013, 12:48 PM EST

    Matt Harvey

    Touring a handful of first-month leaderboards, with Matt Harvey leading the way.

  18. Hisashi Iwakuma prevails in duel with Yu Darvish

    Apr 13, 2013, 1:29 AM EST

    Hisashi Iwakuma

    Pitching on his 32nd birthday, Hisashi Iwakuma outdueled Yu Darvish in a battle of Japanese starters Friday as the Mariners beat the Rangers 3-1. Darvish opened the bottom of the first by hitting Jason Bay with one out and then giving up three singles, putting the Rangers in the early 3-0 hole. He was stellar…

  19. Josh Hamilton rebounds, but Rangers beat Angels 7-3

    Apr 7, 2013, 11:25 PM EST

    Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish pitches against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas

    Even though Josh Hamilton finished his return to Texas by going 3-for-5, the Rangers claimed the series Sunday night, beating the Angels 7-3. Unfortunately, Hamilton failed to come through when it would have made the biggest difference. After Yu Darvish opened the top of the first with a walk, a hit by pitch and another…

  20. Josh Hamilton has miserable return to Texas in Angels’ loss

    Apr 5, 2013, 6:19 PM EST

    Texas Rangers fans hold signs mocking Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton in Arlington, Texas

    Josh Hamilton had no answer for the boos that rained down in his return to Arlington on Friday; the former AL MVP went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and a couple of misplays in right field as the Angels lost to the Rangers 3-2. Adrian Beltre hit a game-tying homer for Texas in the seventh, and…

  21. Quote of the Day: Ian Kinsler on Darvish’s near-perfecto

    Apr 3, 2013, 8:22 AM EST

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    Hey Ian Kinsler: did you think, with two out in the ninth, that Yu Darvish was gonna nail down that perfect game? “I’ve learned not to think that, ‘This is it,’” second baseman Ian Kinsler said. “I was definitely thinking what the celebration would be like. If there’s one team that’s not going to take…

  22. What does Elvis Andrus’ extension mean for Ian Kinsler and Jurickson Profar?

    Apr 1, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Ian Kinsler Getty

    Elvis Andrus‘ eight-year, $120 million contract extension puts an end to any speculation that the Rangers would trade him to clear shortstop for stud prospect Jurickson Profar, but in doing so it opens up another can of worms involving Ian Kinsler. Profar is arguably the No. 1 overall prospect in baseball, so presuming that the…

  23. UPDATE: Rangers, Elvis Andrus reach an agreement on a $120 million extension

    Apr 1, 2013, 9:32 AM EST

    Elvis Andrus

    UPDATE: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the deal is done. 2:42 AM: Despite the presence of Jurickson Profar waiting in the wings, the Rangers have decided to lock up Elvis Andrus to an eight-year, $120 million deal, according to FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal and CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman. Rosenthal reports that the contract would supersede Andrus’…

  24. Handicapping the AL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 1, 2013, 1:50 AM EST

    Aaron Hicks

    Bringing back something I used to do each year for fun, here’s a look at the American League Rookie of the Year possibilities, with odds posted for several of the favorites. I’ll follow suit with the National League tomorrow. Please note: Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin is ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors. He spent…

  25. Astros kick off the 2013 season with a victory

    Mar 31, 2013, 11:08 PM EST

    Texas Rangers v Houston Astros

    The Houston Astros, playing their inaugural game as a member of the American League, defeated the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Opening Day in Major League Baseball. The Astros got on the board first in the fourth inning when Justin Maxwell tripled to left field on a fly ball that bounced high off of the wall…

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