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Altuve, Urquidy lead Astros to 5-2 win over Rangers

May. 22, 2022 18:26 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a leadoff home run and a double, José Urquidy tied a career high with 10 strikeouts and the Houston Astros beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Sunday. Urquidy (4-1) allowed six hits and one run in a season-high 6 2/3 innings as the Astros won for the third...

Verlander shines to lead Astros to 2-1 win over Rangers

May. 21, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After another splendid start gave Justin Verlander the most wins and lowest ERA in the majors, Houston manager Dusty Baker was asked just how impressive the veteran right-hander has been this season in his return from Tommy John surgery. “What impresses me that...

Pérez throws 1st shutout since 2014, Texas blanks Astros 3-0

May. 21, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — When manager Chris Woodward walked out to the mound with two outs and two on in the ninth inning, Texas Rangers starter Martín Pérez wasn't worried about being taken out. “He just told me, ‘You got it.' And I went like, ‘Yeah, I got it,’” Pérez said. ...

Astros continue home dominance against Rangers with 5-1 win

May. 20, 2022 00:25 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston catcher Martín Maldonado entered Thursday's game batting just .116. But with the Astros clinging to a one-run lead and the bases loaded with two outs in the eighth inning, manager Dusty Baker decided to stick with the veteran instead of using a pinch...

Lowe HR in 10th gives Rangers 6-5 win and sweep of Angels

May. 19, 2022 01:14 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nathaniel Lowe is starting to feel better at the plate again for the Texas Rangers, and one big swing gave them a series sweep. Lowe hit a two-run homer on the first pitch in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Rangers, after blowing the lead in the ninth...

García, Calhoun each hit 2 homers, Rangers beat Red Sox 7-1

May. 15, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adolis García and Kole Calhoun each hit two home runs, Martin Perez pitched six strong innings and the Texas Rangers beat the Boston Red Sox 7-1 on Sunday. Texas trailed 1-0 and didn't have a hit until Calhoun led off the bottom of the fifth with an...

Red Sox get 1st series victory in month, win 11-3 at Texas

May. 14, 2022 23:37 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alex Cora has never wavered on knowing that the Boston Red Sox are a good team, despite their early struggles and being at the bottom of the AL East standings. “Nothing has changed," Cora said. “Just we got off to a bad start, and we know where we’re...

Pivetta ends streak, Martinez extends his in Red Sox victory

May. 13, 2022 23:48 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Pivetta allowed a run and three hits in a season-long seven innings to win for the first time since August and the Boston Red Sox had a four-run sixth inning to beat the Texas Rangers 7-1 on Friday night. J.D. Martinez began Boston’s big inning by...

Cortes takes no-hit bid into 8th, Yanks beat Rangers 1-0

May. 09, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nestor Cortes may be the least-heralded top starting pitcher in the major leagues. The New York Yankees left-hander was five outs from a no-hitter when he threw his 103rd pitch, and No. 9 hitter Eli White looped a single into short center field. The 27-year-old...

Yanks' Nestor Cortes holds Rangers hitless through 7 innings

May. 09, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eli White singled with one out in the eighth inning for the first hit by the Texas Rangers off the New York Yankees' Nestor Cortes on Monday. With the score 0-0, the Rangers' No. 9 batter lofted a 2-2 fastball into short center field for a clean hit on Cortes' 103rd...