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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus hits a home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Houston. Andrus was once that kid for the Texas Rangers, the 20-year-old shortstop whose big league debut forced one of the franchise's most popular players then to change positions. Andrus is now 32, and his 12th season is done because of lingering lower back issues. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Aging Elvis: Back issues, questions about future as Texas SS

Sep. 15, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

Elvis Andrus was once that kid for the Texas Rangers, the 20-year-old shortstop whose big league debut forced one of the franchise's most popular players to change positions. Andrus is now 32, and his 12th season is done because of lingering lower back issues. That has raised questions about his future as...

Oakland Athletics shortstop Marcus Semien (10) makes the throw to first on a double play over Texas Rangers Leody Taveras (65) in the third inning during a baseball game in Arlington, Tex, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Strasen)

AL West-leading A's hit frenetic stretch with loss in Texas

Sep. 13, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The busy A's are in the midst of a frenetic few days the American League West leaders knew were coming, and manager Bob Melvin is hoping for a minimum of break-even baseball. A loss in Texas sent Oakland on its way with that plan intact. Ace Lance Lynn struck out a season-high 10 in...

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Wes Benjamin (75) works the third inning against the Oakland Athletics in a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Semien 4 RBIs as A's win nightcap 10-1 for DH split in Texas

Sep. 12, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Right after the Oakland Athletics bounced back in a big way, the AL West leaders got yet another bit of bad news. Marcus Semien drove in four runs, Chris Bassitt struck out eight over six innings and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 10-1 on Saturday night to get a split in their...

Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) celebrates with Tommy La Stella, second from left rear, Ramon Laureano and Marcus Semien, right rear, as Mark Canha (20) looks watches after Olson hit a grand slam off Texas Rangers' Luis Garcia during the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Olson cleanup slam in 1st sends A's to 10-6 win over Rangers

Sep. 12, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Olson delivered in a situation made for a cleanup hitter, at the same place where the Oakland slugger spent his only game this season in the bottom half of the lineup. Olson connected for a grand slam off Luís Garcia after the Texas opener walked the bases loaded to start...

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Lance Lynn yells out after walking Los Angeles Angels' Jo Adell in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Texas ends 6-game skid 7-1 over Angels, who had won 5 in row

Sep. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched seven strong innings, Elvis Andrus homered and the Texas Rangers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-1 win Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Angels, who had won five in a row. Lynn (5-2), the first major league pitcher to make 10 starts this season, struck...

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws against the against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Díaz, Brantley 3 RBIs each, Astros beat Lynn, Rangers 8-4

Sep. 3, 2020 6:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Aledmys Díaz hit a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs, leading Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros to an 8-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Thursday. Greinke (3-0) struck out a season-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs and six hits. “He struggled...

Houston Astros' Michael Brantley (23) celebrates with George Springer (4) after hitting a home run against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Brantley homers early, Astros hold on for 2-1 win over Texas

Sep. 2, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer early to back up a strong start from rookie Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros held on for 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night. Brantley, who had a three-run shot in a loss on Tuesday night, connected off Kolby Allard (0-4) with one out...

Texas Rangers' Elvis Andrus runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Rangers score 2 runs in 10th to down Astros 6-5

Sep. 2, 2020 12:32 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas manager Chris Woodward was thrilled to get a win in Houston over the Astros on Tuesday night, even if it was a bit unconventional, after losing all nine games at Minute Maid Park in his first season in charge of the Rangers. Elvis Andrus hit a tying solo homer in the ninth inning and...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager, left, is congratulated by Cody Bellinger, right, after a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Dodgers set NL homer mark for month at 57, beat Rangers 7-2

Aug. 31, 2020 12:30 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers set the National League record for home runs in a month. And they still haven't lost a series all season. Bellinger's two-run homer gave the Dodgers 57 long balls in August after solo shots from Corey Seager and Will Smith, and LA beat the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy, right, runs toward home on his three-run home run off Texas Rangers relief pitcher Taylor Hearn, left, that also scored Mookie Betts and Corey Seager during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Muncy 4 RBIs for Dodgers in 7-4 win over Rangers and Lynn

Aug. 30, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cody Bellinger and the Los Angeles Dodgers stuck to their plan against Lance Lynn, and tagged the Texas workhorse starter with his first loss of the season. Lynn's next start could be for a team like the Dodgers, a contender in this shortened MLB season. “He's one of the...