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Rangers name 2 pitching coaches to split duties in 2021

Oct. 26, 2020 8:10 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers plan to utilize Doug Mathis and Brendan Sagara as co-pitching coaches in 2021, with Mathis directing from the dugout and Sagara working out of the bullpen. The pair replaces Julio Rangel, whose contract wasn't renewed after two seasons on the job. Rangers pitchers...

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

World Series Notebook: LA rookie vs Cy Young winner in G2

Oct. 21, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are going with rookie right-hander Tony Gonsolin to start Game 2 of the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Dave Roberts announced Gonsolin as the starter after the Dodgers won 8-3 in Game 1 on Tuesday night. But Roberts, who had earlier...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts celebrates a home run against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning in Game 1 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Kershaw, Dodgers take Game 1 over Rays

Oct. 20, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the World Series (all times local): 10:38 p.m. Clayton Kershaw pitched six dominant innings, Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts homered and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 to open a surreal World Series played amid the pandemic. A...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2020, file photo, San Diego Padres' Fernando Tatis Jr. watches the flight of his grand slam off a pitch from Texas Rangers relief pitcher Juan Nicasio in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas. The Padres have already had a grand time in the new Texas ballpark, and after a lot of postseason relief are back there for another chance to overtake the Los Angeles Dodgers. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Padres look for grand time vs rival Dodgers in NLDS at Texas

Oct. 5, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The San Diego Padres have already had a grand time in the new Texas ballpark. They are back there after a lot of postseason relief with another chance to overtake the NL West rival Los Angeles Dodgers. San Diego in mid-August became the first MLB team to hit grand slams in four...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels, left, talks with Ray Davis, one of the team's owners, during the fourth inning of the Rangers' baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas. Davis and the Rangers ownership had hoped for the chance to win the World Series in their first season in their new ballpark. The World Series will be played in the new $1.2 billion stadium, but without the Rangers. Globe Life Field will be a neutral site for two National League playoffs series before the World Series. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Rangers owner hoped for Series in new park -- with his team

Sep. 30, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

Ray Davis and the Texas Rangers ownership group will host the 2020 World Series, just as they had hoped when they broke ground on a new stadium three years ago . Just not with the team they expected. Instead of a splashy debut year in the the $1.2 billion ballpark with a retractable roof, the Rangers finished an...