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Texas Rangers' Nick Solak follows thru on a two-run single in the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Solak gets 3 singles, 3 RBIs as Rangers beat Mariners 4-2

Aug. 12, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak singled three times and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Solak had a two-run single in the first and an RBI hit in third, when Willie Calhoun added another run-scoring single. Calhoun's hit scored...

Oakland Athletics' Austin Allen, left, celebrates with Tony Kemp after hitting a two run home run off Texas Rangers' Ian Gibaut in the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A's top Rangers 6-4, win 5th straight behind Olson's 2 HRs

Aug. 6, 2020 1:05 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Matt Olson homered twice, Ramon Laureano also went deep and the surging Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Texas Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday night. Austin Allen hit his first career homer, a go-ahead, two-run drive in the seventh inning, as the A’s stunned the Rangers late for...

Oakland Athletics' Stephen Piscotty celebrates with teammates after a game-ending grand slam against the Texas Rangers during the ninth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The A's won 5-1. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

Piscotty hits A's 2nd walkoff slam this year, beats Rangers

Aug. 5, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Walkoff grand slams are becoming such old hat for the Oakland Athletics this season that they have learned to celebrate in a more socially distant manner. Stephen Piscotty hit Oakland’s second game-ending slam of the year and the A's beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 Tuesday night...

Texas Rangers pitcher Jose Leclerc throws a pitch in an intrasquad game during baseball practice at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Monday, July 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Rangers' Leclerc joins sidelined Kluber with shoulder injury

Jul. 30, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers will be without closer Jose Leclerc for most of the pandemic-shortened season with a shoulder injury similar to the one that sidelined starter Corey Kluber earlier this week. Leclerc's muscle tear in his right shoulder is not as severe as Kluber's, but he will have...