Rangers snap 16-game road losing streak, rout Dodgers 12-1
Jonah Heim and Nate Lowe had two-run homers among their three hits apiece, Kolby Allard pitched five scoreless innings of five-hit ball and the Texas Rangers emphatically snapped their 16-game road losing streak with a 12-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Astros clinch final AL playoff spot despite loss to Rangers
(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)ARLINGTON, Texas – Houston clinched the final spot in the expanded American League playoffs when the Los Angeles Angels lost about two hours after the Astros fell 5-4 to the Texas Rangers in 10 innings Friday night. Houston, which already had its three-year reign atop the division ended by Oakland, currently is the only AL playoff team without a winning record. The Angels' 9-5 loss to the Dodgers made Houston's Dusty Baker the first manager to lead five different franchises to the playoffs. UP NEXTThe Astros were waiting for the LA outcome to decide who would start the third game in the four-game series to finish the regular season. RHP Kyle Gibson (2-6, 5.87 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Rangers.
Pujols 2 HRs, passes Mays for 5th place, Angels beat Rangers
Pujols hit No. Pujols said that he received a text and email from Mays after he tied the Hall of Famer on Sunday in Colorado. Pujols added that he had not checked his phone after Friday's game to see how many congratulatory messages he had received. Pujols passed Mays with a solo drive to left. After the Rangers rallied to get within 3-2, Pujols led off the seventh with No.
Bard wins in 1st MLB game since '13, Rockies beat Texas 3-2
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) makes the tag on Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus (1) who was attempting to steal in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)ARLINGTON, Texas Daniel Bard won in his first major league game in more than seven years, pitching 1 1-3 scoreless innings in relief for the Colorado Rockies in a 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Saturday. A first-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2006, Bard made his big league debut three years later. The Rangers left 12 runners on base, including multiple runners in the fifth through eighth innings. LHP Kyle Freeland, who was 3-11 last season, pitches for Colorado.
Inside Texas: Rangers open new park in 1-0 win over Rockies
Texas Rangers starter Lance Lynn (35) throws the first pitch of an opening day baseball game to Colorado Rockies' David Dahl as Rangers' Robinson Chirinos catches and home plate umpire Jim Reynolds looks on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. The pitch was the first ever in a regular season game at Globe Life Field, the Rangers' new ballpark. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)ARLINGTON, Texas Lance Lynn struck out nine in six sharp innings and the Texas Rangers inaugurated their new retractable-roof stadium with a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. A LONG WAYRockies All-Star shortstop Trevor Story, who is from nearby Irving, Texas, hit a deep drive to the left-center gap with one on in the eighth inning. SOME SPECTATORSRockies rookie LF Sam Hilliards father, diagnosed two years ago with ALS, was able to attend his sons first MLB opening day.
Spring Training Report: MLB Takes Coronavirus Precautions
Spring Training rolls on in Florida and Arizona, with the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues distracting the country from the growing effects of the coronavirus. This weeks Spring Training Report looks at MLBs coronavirus precautions, Calhouns broken jaw and Yelichs new contract. The League has no current plans to cancel or delay Spring Training or regular season games in light of concerns. But MLB is asking players and teams to take precautions given ongoing news of coronaviruss spread. The Spring Training matchup stopped for 10 minutes as coaches and medical staff attended to the obviously hurt Calhoun.detroit.cbslocal.com
Tigers Get Swept By Rangers To End Long Painful Road Trip
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Rangers manager Chris Woodward stayed with Nomar Mazara and Willie Calhoun, and they delivered. Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, and Texas beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. The Rangers had runners on the corners with two out in the seventh when Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire replaced Jos Cisnero (0-3) with Nick Ramirez. Texas four-game win streak is its longest since a six-game streak in late June. The Tigers went 2-8 on a 10-game road trip.detroit.cbslocal.com
Calhoun's 3-run triple keys Rangers in 9-4 win over Tigers
(Photo by RonARLINGTON, Texas - Willie Calhoun hit a tiebreaking three-run triple in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 9-4 on Sunday to finish a three-game sweep. Calhoun pulled a 2-0 pitch from Nick Ramirez just inside the right-field line and into the corner. Jos Cisnero (0-3) walked the first two batters of the seventh and was replaced by Ramirez with two outs. Rafael Montero (1-0) closed with 2 1/3 scoreless innings for his first major league win since September 2017 with the New York Mets. Texas' four-game win streak is its longest since a six-game streak in late June.